The radiative self-force and charged fluids

David Burton, Anthony Carr, Jonathan Gratus, Adam Noble

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Abstract

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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  • dispersion
  • radiation
  • plasmas
  • magnetism
  • electrons

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Burton, David ; Carr, Anthony ; Gratus, Jonathan ; Noble, Adam. / The radiative self-force and charged fluids. In: Proceedings of SPIE. 2013 ; Vol. 8779.
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The radiative self-force and charged fluids. / Burton, David; Carr, Anthony; Gratus, Jonathan; Noble, Adam.

In: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 8779, 09.05.2013.

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