Effects of the electron spin on the nonlinear generation of quasi-static magnetic fields in a plasma
2010 (English)In: Journal of Plasma Physics, ISSN 0022-3778, E-ISSN 1469-7807, Vol. 76, no 6, 865-873 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Through an extended kinetic model, we study the nonlinear generation of quasi-static magnetic fields by high-frequency fields in a plasma, taking into account the effects of the electron spin. It is found that although the largest part of the nonlinear current in a moderate density, moderate temperature plasma is due to the classical terms, the spin may still give a significant contribution to the magnetic field generation mechanism. Applications of our results are discussed.
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Cambridge University Press , 2010. Vol. 76, no 6, 865-873 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38736DOI: 10.1017/S0022377810000516ISI: 000284043700008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38736DiVA: diva2:381327
FunderSwedish Research Council