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 0022-2488
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A kinetic theory is developed to describe radiating electrons whose motion is governed by the Lorentz-Dirac 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 1-particle theory may be removed by expanding the latter equation in powers of τ ≔ q 2/6πm. The radiation-induced 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.
|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 14:23|
|Last modified:||01 Sep 2014 15:29|
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