Issue
EPL
Volume 87, Number 5, September 2009
Article Number 55001
Number of page(s) 3
Section Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/87/55001
Published online 23 September 2009
EPL, 87 (2009) 55001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/87/55001

Arbitrary-amplitude dust-acoustic solitary waves in a strongly coupled dusty plasma

A. A. Mamun and P. K. Shukla

Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum - D-44780 Bochum, Germany, EU


received 23 July 2009; accepted in final form 27 August 2009; published September 2009
published online 23 September 2009

Abstract
Arbitrary-amplitude dust-acoustic (DA) solitary waves in a strongly coupled dusty plasma are theoretically investigated by the pseudo-potential approach. The effective dust-thermal energy, which arises from the electrostatic interactions among highly charged dust, has been taken into account. The results are compared with recent laboratory observations of Bandyopadhyay et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett., 101 (2008) 065006), and are found to have some good agreements with them.

PACS
52.27.Lw - Dusty or complex plasmas; plasma crystals.
52.35.Sb - Solitons; BGK modes.

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