Negative energy waves and quantum relativistic Buneman instabilities

Fernando Haas, Bengt Eliasson, Padma Shukla

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The quantum relativistic Buneman instability is investigated theoretically using a collective Klein-Gordon model for the electrons and a cold fluid model for the ions. The growth rate and unstable wave spectrum is investigated in different parameter regimes corresponding to various degrees of relativistic and quantum effects. The results may be important for streaming instabilities involving ion dynamics in very dense plasmas.
Original languageEnglish
Article number036406
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012


  • quantum plasma
  • relativistic
  • Buneman instability
  • negative energy waves

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