Landau damping in plasmas of equal ion and electron temperatures (alkali plasmas) may prevent the formation of a shock. Shocks are produced when the ratio Te/Ti is increased to about 8 or so by cooling the ions through i-n collisions.
H.K. Andersen, N. D'Angelo, Poul Michelsen, P. Nielsen
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