Weibel instability in relativistic quantum plasmas
2015 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. 90, no 8, 088003Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Generation of quasi-static magnetic fields, due to the Weibel instability is studied in a relativistic quantum plasma. This instability is induced by a temperature anisotropy. The dispersion relation and growth rates for low frequency electromagnetic perturbations are derived using a wavekinetic equation which describes the evolution of the electron Wigner quasi-distribution. The influence of parallel kinetic effects is discussed in detail.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 90, no 8, 088003
Weibel instability, magnetic field generation, quantum plasmas, relativistic plasmas
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110586DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/90/8/088003ISI: 000361994900048OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-110586DiVA: diva2:866728