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Soliton reflection in a magnetized inhomogeneous warm plasma: effect of ionization



AbstractThe reflection of nonlinear solitary waves is studied in a plasma under the effect of an external magnetic field and constant ionization along with finite ion temperature. To investigate the reflection of solitary waves, relevant modified Korteweg–deVries equations for the right and left going waves are derived, and coupled at the point of reflection for obtaining the expression of reflection coefficient. The solitary waves are found to shift after their reflection. Variation of reflection coefficient and shift are studied for different plasma parameters like ion temperature, ionization rate and wave propagation angle or the obliqueness of magnetic field.