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Acceleration of ions by the radiation pressure in a magnetized electron-positron-ion plasma
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics. Institut für Theoretische Physik IV, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany; Max-Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, D-85741 Garching, Germany, GoLP/Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal, and Centre for Fundamental Physics, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon 0X11 0QX, United Kingdom.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Plasma Physics, ISSN 0022-3778, E-ISSN 1469-7807, Vol. 72, no 2, 159-162 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

It is shown that the ponderomotive force of magnetic-field aligned circularly polarized electromagnetic waves can create space charge electric fields in a magnetized electron-positron-ion plasma. The space charge electric fields can; in turn, accelerate ions. Possible applications to the origin of energetic ions in laboratory plasmas and astrophysical settings axe discussed.

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New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Vol. 72, no 2, 159-162 p.
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gamma-ray bursts, electromagnetic wave, pulses
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119403DOI: 10.1017/S0022377805004289ISI: 000237005600004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119403DiVA: diva2:926948
Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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