Vlasov-kinetic computer simulations of electrostatic waves in dusty plasmas: an overview of recent results

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Abstract

A series of numerical simulations based on a recurrence-free Vlasov kinetic model using kinetic phase point trajectories are presented. Electron-ion plasmas and three-component (electron-ion-dust) dusty or complex plasmas are considered, via independent simulations. Considering all plasma components modeled through a kinetic approach, the linear and nonlinear behavior of ion-acoustic excitations is investigated. Maxwellian and kappa-type (superthermal) distribution functions are assumed, as initial conditions, in separate simulations for the sake of comparison. The focus is on the parametric dependence of ion-acoustic waves on the electron-to-ion temperature ratio and on the dust concentration.

Keywords

Dust Particle Dusty Plasma Temperature Ratio Vlasov Equation Langmuir Wave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyyed Mehdi Hosseini Jenab
    • 1
  • Ioannis Kourakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, South Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Center for Plasma Physics, Department of Physics and AstronomyQueen’s University BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland

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