Influence of supersonic ion clusters on the plasma neutral component

V. A. Pavlov

Institute of Radio Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia


[1]  Formation of a precursor of strong shock wave in the weakly ionized plasma is considered. An effect of nonlinear resonance formation of localized regions of increased concentration of charged particles and the influence of these clusters on the neutral component of the nonisothermal plasma are considered.

Received 22 March 2005; revised 3 October 2006; accepted 22 October 2006; published 31 March 2007.

Keywords: Shock wave; Weakly ionized plasma; Neutral component of the plasma.

Index Terms: 2154 Interplanetary Physics: Planetary bow shocks; 2139 Interplanetary Physics: Interplanetary shocks; 2151 Interplanetary Physics: Neutral particles.


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