Linear and nonlinear wave propagation in weakly relativistic quantum plasmas
2013 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 20, no 1, 012114- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We consider a recently derived kinetic model for weakly relativistic quantum plasmas. We find that that the effects of spin-orbit interaction and Thomas precession may alter the linear dispersion relation for a magnetized plasma in case of high plasma densities and/or strong magnetic fields. Furthermore, the ponderomotive force induced by an electromagnetic pulse is studied for an unmagnetized plasma. It turns out that for this case the spin-orbit interaction always gives a significant contribution to the quantum part of the ponderomotive force.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 20, no 1, 012114- p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67312DOI: 10.1063/1.4773897OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67312DiVA: diva2:611735