Noble, Adam and Burton, David and Gratus, Jonathan and Jaroszynski, Dino (2013) A kinetic model of radiating electrons. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 54 (4). ISSN 00222488

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Abstract
A kinetic theory is developed to describe radiating electrons whose motion is governed by the LorentzDirac equation. This gives rise to a generalized Vlasov equation coupled to an equation for the evolution of the physical submanifold of phase space. The pathological solutions of the 1particle theory may be removed by expanding the latter equation in powers of τ ≔ q 2/6πm. The radiationinduced change in entropy is explored and its physical origin is discussed. As a simple demonstration of the theory, the radiative damping rate of longitudinal plasma waves is calculated.
Item type:  Article 

ID code:  40785 
Keywords:  electrons, kinetic models, radiation reaction, Physics, Physics and Astronomy(all) 
Subjects:  Science > Physics 
Department:  Faculty of Science > Physics Technology and Innovation Centre > Advanced Science and Technology 
Depositing user:  Pure Administrator 
Date Deposited:  08 Aug 2012 13:23 
Last modified:  15 Apr 2015 12:23 
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URI:  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40785 
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