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Nonlinear dynamic polarization force on a relativistic test particle in a nonequilibrium relativistic beam-plasma system
Author(s): Howard E. Brandt
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Paper Abstract

In a nonequilibrium beam-plasma system, the contribution of the polarization charge to the total force on a relativistic test particle, namely the dynamic polarization force, is calculated to fourth order in the total electromagnetic field for a slowly varying, nearly spatially independent background distribution with no external fields. This relation is useful in calculations of collective radiation processes and the conditions for the occurrence of collective radiative instability in relativistic beam-plasma systems.

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Date Published: 10 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4720, Intense Microwave Pulses IX, (10 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469845
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Howard E. Brandt, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4720:
Intense Microwave Pulses IX
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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