A Statistical Model for Soliton Particle Interaction in Plasmas

K. B. Dysthe, Hans Pécseli, J. Truelsen

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    A statistical model for soliton-particle interaction is presented. A master equation is derived for the time evolution of the particle velocity distribution as induced by resonant interaction with Korteweg-de Vries solitons. The detailed energy balance during the interaction subsequently determines the evolution of the soliton amplitude distribution. The analysis applies equally well for weakly nonlinear plasma waves in a strongly magnetized waveguide, or for ion acoustic waves propagating in one-dimensional systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysica Scripta. Topical Issues
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)523-526
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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