Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects

A. Noble, J. Gratus, D. Burton, B. Ersfeld, M. R. Islam, Y. Kravets, G. Raj, D. Jaroszynski

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser acceleration of electrons, protons, and ions and medical applications of laser-generated secondary sources of radiation and particles
EditorsW.P. Leemans, E. Esarey, S.M. Hooker, K.W.D. Ledingham, K. Spohr, P. McKenna
Place of PublicationBellingham
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventLaser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 18 Apr 201120 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8079
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceLaser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period18/04/1120/04/11

Keywords

  • radiation reaction
  • kinetic theory
  • kinetic treatment
  • effects

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