On the possibility of metamaterial properties in spin plasmas
2008 (English)In: New Journal of Physics, ISSN 1367-2630, Vol. 10, no 11, 115031- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The fluid theory of plasmas is extended to include the properties of electron spin. The linear theory of waves in a magnetized plasma is presented, and it is shown that the spin effects cause a change of the magnetic permeability. Furthermore, by changing the direction of the external magnetic field, the magnetic permeability may become negative. This leads to instabilities in the long wavelength regimes. If these can be controlled, however, the spin plasma becomes a metamaterial for a broad range of frequencies, i.e. above the ion cyclotron frequency but below the electron cyclotron frequency. The consequences of our results are discussed.
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Bristol, UK: Institute of Physics Pub. , 2008. Vol. 10, no 11, 115031- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18705DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/10/11/115031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-18705DiVA: diva2:174625