We investigate the magnetosonic waves and their interactions in a spin-12 degenerate quantum plasma. With the help of the extended Poincaré-Lighthill-Kuo perturbation method, we derive two Korteweg-de Vries-Burgers equations to describe the magnetosonic waves. The parameter region where exists magnetosonic waves and the phase diagram of the compressive and rarefactive solitary waves with different plasma parameters are shown. We further explore the effects of quantum diffraction, quantum statistics, and electron spin magnetization on the head-on collisions of magnetosonic solitary waves. We obtain the collision-induced phase shifts (trajectory changes) analytically. Both for the compressive and rarefactive solitary waves, it is found that the collisions only lead to negative phase shifts. Our present study should be useful to understand the collective phenomena related to the magnetosonic wave collisions in degenerate plasmas like those in the outer shell of massive white dwarfs as well as to the potential applications of plasmas.

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