9 May 2013 The radiative self-force and charged fluids
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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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David A. Burton, David A. Burton, Anthony Carr, Anthony Carr, Jonathan Gratus, Jonathan Gratus, Adam Noble, Adam Noble, } "The radiative self-force and charged fluids", 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017772
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