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Literary linguistics: Open Access research in English language

Strathprints makes available Open Access scholarly outputs by English Studies at Strathclyde. Particular research specialisms include literary linguistics, the study of literary texts using techniques drawn from linguistics and cognitive science.

The team also demonstrates research expertise in Renaissance studies, researching Renaissance literature, the history of ideas and language and cultural history. English hosts the Centre for Literature, Culture & Place which explores literature and its relationships with geography, space, landscape, travel, architecture, and the environment.

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Magnetization of electron–positron plasmas by Laguerre–Gaussian light beams

Shukla, Padma and Eliasson, Bengt (2010) Magnetization of electron–positron plasmas by Laguerre–Gaussian light beams. Journal of Plasma Physics, 76 (6). pp. 887-892. ISSN 0022-3778

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It is shown that the relativistic ponderomotive force of intense circularly polarized Laguerre–Gaussian electromagnetic beams can create the space charge electric field, which sets differential motions of the electrons and positrons in an electron–positron plasma. The resulting plasma current, in turn, creates quasi-stationary magnetic fields due to Faraday's law.