Time-Dependent Nonplanar Dust-Ion-Acoustic Gardner Double Layers
Farah Deeba, A. A. Mamun
DOI: 10.4236/oja.2011.13009   PDF   HTML     3,830 Downloads   7,725 Views   Citations


A theoretical investigation has been made on the nonplanar (cylindrical and spherical) dust-ion-acoustic (DIA) double layers (DLs) in a dusty plasma system, containing inertial ions, Boltzmann electrons, and negatively charged stationary dust. In this investigation, in order to analyze the time dependent nonplanar DIA DLs, we have used the modified Gardner equation, which has been obtained by employing the reductive perturbation method. It has been found that the behaviors of DIA DLs have been significantly modified by the time period and the nonplanar geometry. The nonplanar DIA DLs has been found to be similar with planar DIA DLs only at large time scale and the cylindrical DIA DLs have been found to be smaller than the spherical DLs, but larger than the planar DLs.

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F. Deeba and A. Mamun, "Time-Dependent Nonplanar Dust-Ion-Acoustic Gardner Double Layers," Open Journal of Acoustics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 70-75. doi: 10.4236/oja.2011.13009.

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