Journal of Plasma Physics

Research Article

Linear and nonlinear modified electron-acoustic waves

M. Y. Yua1 and P. K. Shuklaa1

a1 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 4630 Bochum 1, Federal Republic of Germany


It is shown that a modified electron-acoustic wave exists in a plasma with distinct hot and cold electron components. The frequency of this wave depends strongly on the cold electron number density. Solitons associated with the modified electron-acoustic waves are also discussed.

(Received October 19 1982)