Dark and grey compressional dispersive Alfvén solitons in plasmas

Padma Shukla, Bengt Eliasson, Lennart Stenflo

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Abstract

The amplitude modulation of compressional dispersive Alfvén (CDA) waves in a low-β plasma is considered. It is shown that the dynamics of modulated CDA waves is governed by a cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which depicts the formation of a dark/grey envelope CDA soliton.
Original languageEnglish
Article number064511
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2011

Keywords

  • solitons
  • dispersive Alfven waves
  • dark and grey
  • plasmas

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