Nonlinear kinetic equation in plasma physics leading to soliton structures

  • Carlos Montes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 98)


Induced Compton scattering of photons — and nonlinear Landau damping of plasmons — by plasma particles are governed by the same type of nonlinear integrodifferential kinetic equation. Numerical time evolution of a large class of initial spectra leads to soliton like behaviour. Only a finite number of exact invariants of motion exist and collisions between solitons are performed in order to test their structural stability.


Solitary Wave Noise Spectrum Initial Spectrum Paired Collision Soliton Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Montes
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la MatièreNice
  2. 2.Observatoire de NiceNice

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