On the entropy of radiation reaction

David Burton, Adam Noble

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The inexorable development of ever more powerful laser systems has re-ignited interest in electromagnetic radiation reaction and its significance for the collective behavior of charged matter interacting with intense electromagnetic fields. The classical radiation reaction force on a point electron is non-conservative, and this has led some authors to question the validity of methods used to model ultra-intense laser–matter interactions including radiation reaction. We explain why such concern is unwarranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1035
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number14-15
Early online date11 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2014


  • radiation reaction
  • thermodynamics
  • ultra-intense lasers


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