ion-acoustic wave

ion-acoustic wave

[¦ī‚än ə¦kü·stik ′wāv]
(plasma physics)
A longitudinal compression wave in the ion density of a plasma which can occur at high electron temperatures and low frequencies, caused by a combination of ion inertia and electron pressure.
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was first derived for describing weakly nonlinear ion-acoustic wave in a strongly magnetized lossless plasma in two dimensions.
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Nonlinear ion-acoustic waves and solitons in a magnetized plasma, Phys.
Seadawy, "Stability analysis for Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation of weakly nonlinear ion-acoustic waves in a plasma," Computers & Mathematics with Applications, vol.
nonlinear ion-acoustic waves in plasma comprising cold ions and hot isothermal electrons in the presence of a uniform magnetic field [4, 5].