Analytical model for dissipative shocks in pair plasmas under the combined effect of collisionality and kinematic viscosity

I. S. Elkamash, I. Kourakis*

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Abstract

An analytical model is introduced for shock excitations in pair plasmas, taking into account collisionality and kinematic (fluid) viscosity. The description embraces pair-ion (e.g. fullerene) plasmas, in the presence of a third component (electrons, dust), but also electron-positron plasmas (disregarding annihilation, for simplicity). A hybrid Korteweg de Vries/Burgers equation (KdV-B) is derived, and the effect of relevant plasma configuration parameters, in addition to dissipation, is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2016: Proceedings
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2016
Event43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 04 Jul 201608 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period04/07/201608/07/2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Elkamash, I. S., & Kourakis, I. (2016). Analytical model for dissipative shocks in pair plasmas under the combined effect of collisionality and kinematic viscosity. In 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2016: Proceedings European Physical Society (EPS).