Dust ion-acoustic shock-wave structures: Theory and laboratory experiments

  • S. I. Popel
  • A. P. Golub’
  • T. V. Losseva
Plasma, Gases

DOI: 10.1134/1.1427122

Cite this article as:
Popel, S.I., Golub’, A.P. & Losseva, T.V. Jetp Lett. (2001) 74: 362. doi:10.1134/1.1427122

Abstract

An evolutionary theoretical model is developed that describes dust ion-acoustic shock waves in dusty plasma consisting of ions (treated in the hydrodynamic approximation), Boltzmann electrons, and variable-charge dust grains. Account is taken not only of ionization, absorption, momentum loss by electrons and ions in collisions with dust grains, and gas-kinetic pressure effects but also of the processes peculiar to laboratory plasmas. It is shown that the model is capable of describing all the main experimental results on dust ion-acoustic shock waves [Q.-Z. Luo et al., Phys. Plasmas 6, 3455 (1999); Y. Nakamura et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 1602 (1999)].

PACS numbers

52.27.Lw 52.35.Tc 

Copyright information

© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Popel
    • 1
  • A. P. Golub’
    • 1
  • T. V. Losseva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geosphere DynamicsMoscowRussia

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