A nonlinear model for magnetoacoustic waves in dense dissipative plasmas with degenerate electrons

Masood, W. and Jahangir, R. and Eliasson, B. and Siddiq, M. (2014) A nonlinear model for magnetoacoustic waves in dense dissipative plasmas with degenerate electrons. Physics of Plasmas, 21 (10). 102311. ISSN 1070-664X

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    Abstract

    The properties of nonlinear fast magnetoacoustic waves in dense dissipative plasmas with degenerate electrons are studied theoretically in the framework of the Zabolotskaya-Khokhlov (ZK) equation for small but finite amplitude excitations. Shock-like solutions of the ZK equation are obtained and are applied to parameters relevant to white dwarf stars.