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Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects

Noble, A. and Gratus, J. and Burton, D. and Ersfeld, B. and Islam, M. R. and Kravets, Y. and Raj, G. and Jaroszynski, D. (2011) Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects. [Proceedings Paper]

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Abstract

Modern accelerators and light sources subject bunches of charged particles to quasiperiodic motion in extremely high electric fields, under which they may emit a substantial fraction of their energy. To properly describe the motion of these particle bunches, we require a kinetic theory of radiation reaction. We develop such a theory based on the notorious Lorentz-Dirac equation, and explore how it reduces to the usual Vlasov theory in the appropriate limit. As a simple illustration of the theory, we explore the radiative damping of Langmuir waves.

Item type: Proceedings Paper
ID code: 40837
Keywords: radiation reaction, kinetic theory, kinetic treatment, effects, Physics
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: 09 Aug 2012 14:33
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 11:31
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40837

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