Solitary phase-space holes in pair plasmas

B. Eliasson, P. K. Shukla

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We present theoretical and computer simulation studies of the formation and dynamics of solitary phase-space holes in pair plasmas, which can be applied to both electron-positron plasmas and to plasmas containing positively and negatively charged macroions or macroparticulates (charged dust grains). We apply our numerical treatment to the parameters used in a recent series of experiments in a pair ion plasma whose constituents are negatively and positively charged fullerene carbon nanotubes. New experiments should be conducted to confirm our theoretical and numerical predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number046402
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2005


  • pair plasma
  • phase-space holes

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