A multistream model for spinless electrons in a relativistic quantum plasma is introduced by means of a suitable fluidlike version of the Klein-Gordon-Maxwell system. The one- and two-stream cases are treated in detail. A new linear instability condition for two-stream quantum plasmas is obtained, generalizing the previously known nonrelativistic results. In both the one- and two-stream cases, steady-state solutions reduce the model to a set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which can be numerically solved, yielding a manifold of nonlinear periodic and soliton structures. The validity conditions for the applicability of the model are addressed.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Publication status||Published - 18 May 2012|
- quantum plasma