Bernstein modes in a weakly relativistic electron-positron plasma

Keston, D.A., Laing, E.W. and Diver, D.A. (2003) Bernstein modes in a weakly relativistic electron-positron plasma. Physical Review E, 67, art 036403. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.036403)



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The kinetic theory of weakly relativistic electron-positron plasmas, producing dispersion relations for the electrostatic Bernstein modes was addressed. The treatment presented preserves the full momentum dependence of the cyclotron frequency, albeit with a relaxation on the true relativistic form of the distribution function. The implications of this new treatment were confined largely to astrophysical plasmas, where relativistic electronpositron plasmas occur naturally.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Laing, Professor Ernest and Diver, Professor Declan
Authors: Keston, D.A., Laing, E.W., and Diver, D.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review E
Publisher:American Physical Society
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 American Physial Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review E 67(art 036403)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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