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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## Abstract

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.

Item type: | Article |
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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 |

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Depositing user: | Pure Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 08 Aug 2012 14:23 |

Last modified: | 01 Sep 2014 15:29 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40785 |

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