Formation of large-amplitude dust ion-acoustic shocks in dusty plasmas

B. Eliasson, P. K. Shukla

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Theoretical and numerical studies of self-steepening and shock formation of large-amplitude dust ion-acoustic waves in dusty plasmas are presented. A comparison is made between the nondispersive two fluid model, which predicts the formation of large-amplitude compressive and rarefactive dust ion-acoustic shocks, Vlasov simulations, and recent laboratory experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024502
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2005


  • dusty plasma
  • ion acoustic shock waves
  • electrostatic waves
  • Boltzmann equation


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