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The radiative self-force and charged fluids
Author(s): David A. Burton; Anthony Carr; Jonathan Gratus; Adam Noble
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Paper Abstract

We develop a new fluid model of a warm plasma that includes the radiative self-force on each plasma electron. Our approach is a natural generalization of established methods for generating fluid models without radiation reaction. The equilibrium of a magnetized plasma is analysed, and it is shown that the thermal motion is confined to the magnetic field lines. A dispersion relation is deduced for electric waves in a magnetized plasma, and it is shown to agree with our recently established relativistic kinetic theory derived from the Lorentz-Abraham-Dirac equation.

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Date Published: 9 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8779, Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions II; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles II; and Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III, 87791Y (9 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017772
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David A. Burton, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Anthony Carr, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Gratus, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Adam Noble, The Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8779:
Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions II; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles II; and Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III
Eric Esarey; Dino A. Jaroszynski; Carl B. Schroeder; Wim P. Leemans; Kenneth W. D. Ledingham, Editor(s)

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