Wave kinetic description of quantum pair plasmas

J.T. Mendoca, J.E. Ribeiro, P.K. Shukla

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The dispersion relation for a quantum pair plasma is derived, by using a wave kinetic description. A general form of the kinetic dispersion relation for electrostatic waves in a two-component quantum plasma is established. The particular case of an electron-positron pair plasma is considered in detail. Exact expressions for Landau damping are derived, and the quasi-classical limit is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


  • quantum plasmas
  • wave kinetic description
  • electron density correlations


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