Linearized kinetic theory of spin-1/2 particles in magnetized plasmas
2010 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1063-651X, E-ISSN 1095-3787, Vol. 82, no 5, 054607-10 pages p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have considered linear kinetic theory, including the electron-spin properties in a magnetized plasma. The starting point is a mean-field Vlasov-like equation, derived from a fully quantum-mechanical treatment, where effects from the electron-spin precession and the magnetic dipole force are taken into account. The general conductivity tensor is derived, including both the free current contribution and the magnetization current associated with the spin contribution. We conclude the paper with an extensive discussion of the quantummechanical boundary where we list parameter conditions that must be satisfied for various quantum effects to be influential.
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APS physics , 2010. Vol. 82, no 5, 054607-10 pages p.
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37883DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.82.056407ISI: 000283926700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37883DiVA: diva2:370868