Super rogue wave catalysis in Titan's ionosphere

TitleSuper rogue wave catalysis in Titan's ionosphere
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
AuthorsYahia, ME
Secondary AuthorsTolba, R
Tertiary AuthorsMoslem, WM

Super rogue ion-acoustic wave is proposed as a physical catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon ions formation in the Titan ionosphere. A Titan reference plasma system consists of two positive ions and superthermal electrons are considered to the analytical and numerical analysis of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLSE). Accordingly, plasma (un)stable regions are defined and analyzed at altitude 1050-1250 km from the Titan surface with super thermal parameter values, relative ion to electron densities, and temperature ratio variations. A chemistry independent new understanding of the heavy hydrocarbons formation conditions is introduced and discussed.

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