Title

Super rogue wave catalysis in Titan's ionosphere

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-15-2021

Abstract

Super rogue ion-acoustic waves are proposed as a physical catalyst for the heavy hydrocarbon ions formation in the Titan ionosphere. We justified that analytically and numerically by probing a Titan referenced plasma system, consists of the most abundant positive ions and superthermal electrons. A solution of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) has provided us by the plasma (un) stable regions at altitude 900–1200 km from the Titan surface with superthermal parameter values, relative ion to electron densities, and temperature ratio variations. Our results are not only agreed with the Cassini data but also predict a chemistry independent approach for the heavy hydrocarbons’ formation conditions.

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