Transverse mode solitons in a hot ultrarelativistic electronpositron plasma
Abstract
A study by Mofiz and Mamun (1992) is extended to consider the nonlinear propagation of the transverse mode in a hot ultrarelativistic electronpositron plasma. It is found that in an ultrarelativistically hot electronpositron plasma, transverse modes, due to their nonlinear interaction with plasma, create intense solitons. For wavelength higher than the plasma Debye length these solitons become spiky in a hot and dense plasma. These solitons propagate with velocities less than the speed of light. Therefore, the nonlinear interaction with electrons and positrons, i.e., the nonlinear Landau damping, stops the solitons without changing its amplitude.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids B
 Pub Date:
 May 1993
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.860800
 Bibcode:
 1993PhFlB...5.1667M
 Keywords:

 ElectronPositron Plasmas;
 Relativistic Plasmas;
 Solitary Waves;
 High Temperature Plasmas;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Plasma Control;
 Schroedinger Equation;
 Astrophysics