Two- and three-dimensional, identity-exchange soliton collisions in a strongly magnetized plasma
Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies - Hoża 69, Warsaw, Poland
Accepted: 28 September 2000
We report on numerical simulations of cylindrical and spherical soliton interactions based on the Zakharov-Kuznetsov model. Questions that cannot be answered analytically, such as their exchange character, elasticity or otherwise, as well as possible oscillations and/or displacements, are resolved. The much heralded soliton-elementary particle analogy is strengthened.
PACS: 52.35.Sb – Solitons, BGK modes / 47.20.Ky – Nonlinearity (including bifurcation theory) / 52.35.Py – Plasma macroinstabilities (hydromagnetic, e.g. kink, fire-hose, mirror, ballooning, tearing, trapped-particle, flute, Rayleigh-Taylor, etc.)
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