Low-frequency electromagnetic waves in a Hall-magnetohydrodynamic plasma with charged dust macroparticles

P.K. Shukla, Yannis Kourakis, L. Stenflo

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Abstract

A linear theory for intermediate-frequency [much smaller (larger) than the electron gyrofrequency (dust plasma and dust gyrofrequencies)], long wavelength (in comparison with the ion gyroradius and the electron skin depth) electromagnetic waves in a multicomponent, homogeneous electron-ion-dust magnetoplasma is presented. For this purpose, the generalized Hall-magnetohydrodynamic (GH-MHD) equations are derived for the case with immobile charged dust macroparticles. The GH-MHD equations in a quasineutral plasma consist of the ion continuity equation, the generalized ion momentum equation, and Faraday's law with the Hall term. The GH-MHD equations are Fourier transformed and combined to obtain a general dispersion relation. The latter is analyzed to understand the influence of immobile charged dust grains on various electromagnetic wave modes in a magnetized dusty plasma. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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