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Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects
Author(s): Adam Noble; Jonathan Gratus; David Burton; Bernhard Ersfeld; M. Ranaul Islam; Yevgen Kravets; Gaurav Raj; Dino Jaroszynski
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Paper Abstract

Modern accelerators and light sources subject bunches of charged particles to quasiperiodic motion in extremely high electric fields, under which they may emit a substantial fraction of their energy. To properly describe the motion of these particle bunches, we require a kinetic theory of radiation reaction. We develop such a theory based on the notorious Lorentz-Dirac equation, and explore how it reduces to the usual Vlasov theory in the appropriate limit. As a simple illustration of the theory, we explore the radiative damping of Langmuir waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8079, Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles, 80790L (12 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887107
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Adam Noble, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Gratus, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Cockcroft Institute (United Kingdom)
David Burton, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Cockcroft Institute (United Kingdom)
Bernhard Ersfeld, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
M. Ranaul Islam, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Yevgen Kravets, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Gaurav Raj, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Dino Jaroszynski, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8079:
Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles
Wim P. Leemans; Kenneth W. D. Ledingham; Eric Esarey; Simon M. Hooker, Editor(s)

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