Short wavelength electromagnetic propagation in magnetized quantum plasmas
2007 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 14, no 6, 2112-7 sidor p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The quantum electrodynamical (QED) short wavelength correction on plasma wave propagation for a nonrelativistic quantum plasma is investigated. A general dispersion relation for a thermal multicomponent quantum plasma is derived. It is found that the classical dispersion relation for any wave mode can be modified to include quantum and short wavelength QED effects by simple substitutions of the thermal velocity and the plasma frequency. Furthermore, the dispersion relation has been modified to include QED effects of strong magnetic fields. It is found that strong magnetic fields together with the short wavelength QED correction will induce dispersion both in vacuum and in otherwise nondispersive plasma modes. Applications to laboratory and astrophysical systems are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics , 2007. Vol. 14, no 6, 2112-7 sidor p.
plasma electromagnetic wave propagation, dispersion relations, plasma transport processes, plasma instability
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-5895DOI: doi:10.1063/1.2743028ISI: 000247626100014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-5895DiVA: diva2:145563