Bifurcation analysis of small-amplitude nonlinear and supernonlinear periodic ion-acoustic waves (SNPIAWs) is reported in a three-constituent superthermal plasma composing of cold fluid ions and kappa-distributed electrons of two temperatures (cold and hot). Using the reductive perturbation technique, the plasma system is studied under the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and the modified KdV (mKdV) equations. Furthermore, the KdV and mKdV equations are transformed into planar dynamical systems applying travelling wave transfiguration. Possible qualitative phase profiles for the corresponding dynamical systems controlled by system parameters ( and f) are shown. Small-amplitude SNPIAW solution for the mKdV equation is presented for the first time. Small-amplitude nonlinear periodic ion-acoustic wave (NPIAW) and ion-acoustic solitary wave solutions (IASWS) for both the KdV and mKdV equations are obtained. Effects of parameters κ and αh on IASW, NPIAW and SNPIAW solutions are investigated.
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