The properties of nonlinear fast magnetoacoustic waves in dense dissipative plasmas with degenerate electrons are studied theoretically in the framework of the Zabolotskaya-Khokhlov (ZK) equation for small but finite amplitude excitations. Shock-like solutions of the ZK equation are obtained and are applied to parameters relevant to white dwarf stars.
- degenerate electrons
- magnetoacoustic waves
Masood, W., Jahangir, R., Eliasson, B., & Siddiq, M. (2014). A nonlinear model for magnetoacoustic waves in dense dissipative plasmas with degenerate electrons. Physics of Plasmas, 21(10), . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4900759