Exchange effects in plasmas: The case of low-frequency dynamics
2013 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, Vol. 88, no 6, 063105- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Recently, there has been a surge of interest in nonequilibrium collective quantum models, where particle dispersion and spin are examples of effects taken into account. Here, we derive a kinetic plasma model containing fermion exchange effects. Exchange interactions are of great importance in many systems and have no classical analogy. Our model therefore constitutes a possible probe of collective quantum phenomena in other regimes. As an example, we consider the influence of the exchange effect on low-frequency dynamics, in particular ion-acoustic waves. Comparisons to related computational techniques are given and the differences are highlighted. Furthermore, we discuss the applicability of our model, its limitations, and possible extensions.
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American Physical Society , 2013. Vol. 88, no 6, 063105- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84775DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.063105ISI: 000328695100007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-84775DiVA: diva2:691520