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International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 693049, 4 pages
Research Article

Propagation of TE-Surface Waves on Semi-Bounded Quantum Plasma

1Plasma Physics Department, N.R.C., Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo 13759, Egypt
2Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Ain-Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt

Received 2 March 2010; Revised 18 May 2010; Accepted 3 July 2010

Academic Editor: Paul K. Chu

Copyright © 2010 B. F. Mohamed and M. Abdel Aziz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The propagation of the TE-surface waves on a semibounded quantum plasma is investigated by using the system of generalized quantum hydrodynamic (QHD) model and Maxwell's equations. The dispersion relations for these surface waves on quantum electron plasma in the presence of external magnetic field which is parallel to the wave propagation are derived. The perturbation of electron density and the electric fields of the TE-surface waves are also obtained. However, it was found that quantum effects (Bohm potential and statistical) have no remarkable action on the electric and magnetic field components in the case of unmagnetized plasma. But, it was found that the dispersion relation of surface modes depends significantly on these effects in the case of electrostatic or unmagnetized plasma.