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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Can gravitation accelerate neutrinos? Type
Year 2013 Publication Classical And Quantum Gravity Abbreviated Journal Class. Quantum Gravity
Volume 30 Issue 2 Pages 10 pp
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Abstract The Lagrangian equations of motion for massive spinning test particles (tops) moving on a gravitational background using general relativity are presented. The paths followed by tops are nongeodesic. An exact solution for the motion of tops on a Schwarzschild background which allows for superluminal propagation of tops is studied. It is shown that the solution becomes relevant for particles with small masses, such as neutrinos. This general result is used to calculate the necessary condition to produce superluminal motion in part of the trajectory of a small mass particle in a weak gravitational field. The condition for superluminal motion establishes a relation between the mass, energy and total angular momentum of the particle.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Dept Ciencias, Fac Artes Liberales, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0264-9381 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000313097300008 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 257
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Hot Fluids and Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics Type
Year 2015 Publication International Journal Of Theoretical Physics Abbreviated Journal Int. J. Theor. Phys.
Volume 54 Issue 5 Pages 1435-1449
Keywords Nonlinear quantum mechanics; Fluids; Temperature; High energy density physics
Abstract A hot relativistic fluid is viewed as a collection of quantum objects that represent interacting elementary particles. We present a conceptual framework for deriving nonlinear equations of motion obeyed by these hypothesized objects. A uniform phenomenological prescription, to affect the quantum transition from a corresponding classical system, is invoked to derive the nonlinear Schrodinger, Klein-Gordon, and Pauli-Schrodinger and Feynman-GellMaan equations. It is expected that the emergent hypothetical nonlinear quantum mechanics would advance, in a fundamental way, both the conceptual understanding and computational abilities, particularly, in the field of extremely high energy-density physics.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Springer/Plenum Publishers Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0020-7748 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000352858600004 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 485
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Author Qadir, A.; Asenjo, F.A.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Magnetic field seed generation in plasmas around charged and rotating black holes Type
Year 2014 Publication Physica Scripta Abbreviated Journal Phys. Scr.
Volume 89 Issue 8 Pages 7 pp
Keywords seed magnetic field; general relativistic drive; Kerr metric
Abstract Previous work by the authors introduced the possibility of generating seed magnetic fields by spacetime curvature and applied it in the vicinity of a Schwarzschild black hole. It was pointed out that it would be worthwhile to consider the effect in other background geometries and particularly in the vicinity of a rotating black hole, which is generically to be expected, astrophysically. In this paper that suggestion is followed up and we calculate generated magnetic field seed due to Reissner-Nordstrom and Kerr spacetimes. The conditions for the drive for the seed of a magnetic field is obtained for charged black holes, finding that in the horizon the drive vanishes. Also, the psi N-force produced by the Kerr black hole is obtained and its relation with the magnetic field seed is discussed, producing a more effective drive.
Address [Qadir, Asghar] Natl Univ Sci & Technol, Ctr Adv Math & Phys, Islamabad 4400, Pakistan, Email: aqadirmath@yahoo.com
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-8949 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000343295000004 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 469
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Author Munoz, V.; Asenjo, F.A.; Dominguez, M.; Lopez, R.A.; Valdivia, J.A.; Vinas, A.; Hada, T.
Title Large-amplitude electromagnetic waves in magnetized relativistic plasmas with temperature Type
Year 2014 Publication Nonlinear Processes In Geophysics Abbreviated Journal Nonlinear Process Geophys.
Volume 21 Issue 1 Pages 217-236
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Abstract Propagation of large-amplitude waves in plasmas is subject to several sources of nonlinearity due to relativistic effects, either when particle quiver velocities in the wave field are large, or when thermal velocities are large due to relativistic temperatures. Wave propagation in these conditions has been studied for decades, due to its interest in several contexts such as pulsar emission models, laser-plasma interaction, and extragalactic jets. For large-amplitude circularly polarized waves propagating along a constant magnetic field, an exact solution of the fluid equations can be found for relativistic temperatures. Relativistic thermal effects produce: (a) a decrease in the effective plasma frequency (thus, waves in the electromagnetic branch can propagate for lower frequencies than in the cold case); and (b) a decrease in the upper frequency cutoff for the Alfven branch (thus, Alfven waves are confined to a frequency range that is narrower than in the cold case). It is also found that the Alfven speed decreases with temperature, being zero for infinite temperature. We have also studied the same system, but based on the relativistic Vlasov equation, to include thermal effects along the direction of propagation. It turns out that kinetic and fluid results are qualitatively consistent, with several quantitative differences. Regarding the electromagnetic branch, the effective plasma frequency is always larger in the kinetic model. Thus, kinetic effects reduce the transparency of the plasma. As to the Alfven branch, there is a critical, nonzero value of the temperature at which the Alfven speed is zero. For temperatures above this critical value, the Alfven branch is suppressed; however, if the background magnetic field increases, then Alfven waves can propagate for larger temperatures. There are at least two ways in which the above results can be improved. First, nonlinear decays of the electromagnetic wave have been neglected; second, the kinetic treatment considers thermal effects only along the direction of propagation. We have approached the first subject by studying the parametric decays of the exact wave solution found in the context of fluid theory. The dispersion relation of the decays has been solved, showing several resonant and nonresonant instabilities whose dependence on the wave amplitude and plasma temperature has been studied systematically. Regarding the second subject, we are currently performing numerical 1-D particle in cell simulations, a work that is still in progress, although preliminary results are consistent with the analytical ones.
Address [Munoz, V.; Dominguez, M.; Lopez, R. A.; Valdivia, J. A.] Univ Chile, Fac Ciencias, Dept Fis, Santiago, Chile, Email: vmunoz@fisica.ciencias.uchile.cl
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Publisher Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1023-5809 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000332337700017 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 360
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Author Zalaquett, N.; Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Spinning massive test particles in cosmological and general static spherically symmetric spacetimes Type
Year 2014 Publication Classical And Quantum Gravity Abbreviated Journal Class. Quantum Gravity
Volume 31 Issue 8 Pages 21 pp
Keywords exact solution; conformally flat spacetimes; spinning massive particle; cosmological spacetimes
Abstract A Lagrangian formalism is used to study the motion of a spinning massive particle in Friedmann-Robertson-Walker and Godel spacetimes, as well as in a general Schwarzschild-like spacetime and in static spherically symmetric conformally flat spacetimes. Exact solutions for the motion of the particle and general exact expressions for the momenta and velocities are displayed for different cases. In particular, the solution for the motion in spherically symmetric metrics is presented in the equatorial plane. The exact solutions are found using constants of motion of the particle, namely its mass, its spin, its angular momentum, and a fourth constant, which is its energy when the metric is time-independent, and a different constant otherwise. These constants are associated to Killing vectors. In the case of the motion on the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric, a new constant of motion is found. This is the fourth constant which generalizes previously known results obtained for spinless particles. In the case of general Schwarzschild-like spacetimes, our results allow for the exploration of the case of the Reissner-Nordstrom-(Anti) de Sitter metric. Finally, for the case of the conformally flat spacetimes, the solution is explicitly evaluated for different metric tensors associated to a universe filled with static perfect fluids and electromagnetic radiation. For some combination of the values of the constants of motion the particle trajectories may exhibit spacelike velocity vectors in portions of the trajectories.
Address [Zalaquett, Nicolas] Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Fac Fis, Santiago 22, Chile, Email: nzalaque@puc.cl;
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0264-9381 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000334418900012 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 373
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.; Hazeltine, R.D.
Title Comparison of the electron-spin force and radiation reaction force Type
Year 2015 Publication Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society Abbreviated Journal Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc.
Volume 446 Issue 4 Pages 4112-4115
Keywords magnetic fields; plasmas; radiation mechanisms: general
Abstract It is shown that the forces that originate from the electron-spin interacting with the electromagnetic field can play, along with the Lorentz force, a fundamentally important role in determining the electron motion in a high energy density plasma embedded in strong high-frequency radiation, a situation that pertains to both laser-produced and astrophysical systems. These forces, for instance, dominate the standard radiation reaction force as long as there is a 'sufficiently' strong ambient magnetic field for affecting spin alignment. The inclusion of spin forces in any advanced modelling of electron dynamics pertaining to high energy density systems (for instance in particle-in-cell codes), therefore, is a must.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.; Hazeltine, Richard D.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl
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Publisher Oxford Univ Press Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0035-8711 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000350272400066 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 462
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Relativistic quantum vorticity of the quadratic form of the Dirac equation Type
Year 2015 Publication Physica Scripta Abbreviated Journal Phys. Scr.
Volume 90 Issue 1 Pages 4 pp
Keywords relativistic quantum mechanics; hydrodynamical version; Feynman-GellMann equation
Abstract We explore the fluid version of the quadratic form of the Dirac equation, sometimes called the Feynman-Gell-Mann equation. The dynamics of the quantum spinor field is represented by equations of motion for the fluid density, the velocity field, and the spin field. In analogy with classical relativistic and non-relativistic quantum theories, the fully relativistic fluid formulation of this equation allows a vortex dynamics. The vortical form is described by a total tensor field that is the weighted combination of the inertial, electromagnetic and quantum forces. The dynamics contrives the quadratic form of the Dirac equation as a total vorticity free system.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-8949 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000349301500001 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 458
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Author Comisso, L.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Thermal-Inertial Effects on Magnetic Reconnection in Relativistic Pair Plasmas Type
Year 2014 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume 113 Issue 4 Pages 5 pp
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Abstract The magnetic reconnection process is studied in relativistic pair plasmas when the thermal and inertial properties of the magnetohydrodynamical fluid are included. We find that in both Sweet-Parker and Petschek relativistic scenarios there is an increase of the reconnection rate owing to the thermal-inertial effects, both satisfying causality. To characterize the new effects we define a thermal-inertial number which is independent of the relativistic Lundquist number, implying that reconnection can be achieved even for vanishing resistivity as a result of only thermal-inertial effects. The current model has fundamental importance for relativistic collisionless reconnection, as it constitutes the simplest way to get reconnection rates faster than those accessible with the sole resistivity.
Address [Comisso, Luca] Politecn Torino, Dipartimento Energia, I-10129 Turin, Italy, Email: luca.comisso@polito.it;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-9007 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000339620300007 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 393
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Author Braun, S.; Asenjo, F.A.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Comment on “Spin-Gradient-Driven Light Amplification in a Quantum Plasma” Reply Type
Year 2014 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume 112 Issue 12 Pages 1 pp
Keywords
Abstract
Address [Braun, S.; Asenjo, F. A.; Mahajan, S. M.] Univ Texas AustinStudies, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: faz@physics.utexas.edu;
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-9007 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000333921000007 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 471
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Comisso, L.
Title Generalized Magnetofluid Connections in Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Type
Year 2015 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume 114 Issue 11 Pages 5 pp
Keywords
Abstract The concept of magnetic connections is extended to nonideal relativistic magnetohydrodynamical plasmas. Adopting a general set of equations for relativistic magnetohydrodynamics including thermal-inertial, thermal electromotive, Hall, and current-inertia effects, we derive a new covariant connection equation showing the existence of generalized magnetofluid connections that are preserved during the dissipationless plasma dynamics. These connections are intimately linked to a general antisymmetric tensor that unifies the electromagnetic and fluid fields, allowing the extension of the magnetic connection notion to a much broader concept.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-9007 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000351507400011 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 478
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Supersymmetric Majorana quantum cosmologies Type
Year 2015 Publication Physical Review D Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume 92 Issue 8 Pages 7 pp
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Abstract The Einstein equations for an isotropic and homogeneous Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe in the presence of a quintessence scalar field are shown to be described in a compact way, formally identical to the dynamics of a relativistic particle moving on a two-dimensional spacetime. The correct Lagrangian for the system is presented and used to construct a spinor quantum cosmology theory using Breit's prescription. The theory is supersymmetric when written in the Majorana representation. The spinor field components interact through a potential that correlates the spacetime metric and the quintessence. An exact supersymmetric solution for k = 0 case is exhibited. This quantum cosmology model may be interpreted as a theory of interacting universes.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Dept Ciencias, Fac Artes Liberales, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0010 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000362901900005 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 544
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Comisso, L.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Generalized magnetofluid connections in pair plasmas Type
Year 2015 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 22 Issue 12 Pages 4 pp
Keywords
Abstract We extend the magnetic connection theorem of ideal magnetohydrodynamics to nonideal relativistic pair plasmas. Adopting a generalized Ohm's law, we prove the existence of generalized magnetofluid connections that are preserved by the plasma dynamics. We show that these connections are related to a general antisymmetric tensor that unifies the electromagnetic and fluid fields. The generalized magnetofluid connections set important constraints on the plasma dynamics by forbidding transitions between configurations with different magnetofluid connectivity. An approximated solution is explicitly shown where the corrections due to current inertial effects are found. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000367460400019 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 573
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an intense electromagnetic wave Type
Year 2016 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 23 Issue 5 Pages 12 pp
Keywords
Abstract A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an arbitrary amplitude circularly polarized electromagnetic wave is developed in two steps. First, the energy spectrum and the wave function for a quantum particle (Klein Gordon and Dirac) embedded in the electromagnetic wave are calculated by solving the appropriate eigenvalue problem. The energy spectrum is anisotropic in the momentum K and reflects the electromagnetic field through the renormalization of the rest mass m to M = root m(2) + q(2)Q(2). Based on this energy spectrum of this quantum particle plus field combination (QPF), a statistical mechanics model of the quantum fluid made up of these weakly interacting QPF is developed. Preliminary investigations of the formalism yield highly interesting results-a new scale for temperature, and fundamental modification of the dispersion relation of the electromagnetic wave. It is expected that this formulation could, inter alia, uniquely advance our understanding of laboratory as well as astrophysical systems where one encounters arbitrarily large electromagnetic fields. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000378427900152 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 638
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Comment on “Highly relativistic spin-gravity coupling for fermions” Type
Year 2016 Publication Physical Review D Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume 93 Issue 2 Pages 4 pp
Keywords
Abstract We exhibit difficulties of different sorts which appear when using the Mathisson-Papapetrou equations, in particular in the description of highly relativistic particles presented in R. Plyatsko and M. Fenyk [Phys. Rev. D 91, 064033 (2015)]. We compare some results of this theory and of the aforementioned work with the ones obtained using a Lagrangian formulation for massive spinning particles and show that the issues mentioned in the preceding sentence do not appear in the Lagrangian treatment.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Artes Liberales, Dept Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0010 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000369327900012 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 640
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Comisso, L.
Title Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection in Kerr Spacetime Type
Year 2017 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume 118 Issue 5 Pages 5 pp
Keywords
Abstract The magnetic reconnection process is analyzed for relativistic magnetohydrodynamical plasmas around rotating black holes. A simple generalization of the Sweet-Parker model is used as a first approximation to the problem. The reconnection rate, as well as other important properties of the reconnection layer, has been calculated taking into account the effect of spacetime curvature. Azimuthal and radial current sheet configurations in the equatorial plane of the black hole have been studied, and the case of small black hole rotation rate has been analyzed. For the azimuthal configuration, it is found that the black hole rotation decreases the reconnection rate. On the other hand, in the radial configuration, it is the gravitational force created by the black hole mass that decreases the reconnection rate. These results establish a fundamental interaction between gravity and magnetic reconnection in astrophysical contexts.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-9007 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000396415100005 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 702
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Explicitly covariant dispersion relations and self-induced transparency Type
Year 2017 Publication Journal Of Plasma Physics Abbreviated Journal J. Plasma Phys.
Volume 83 Issue Pages 15 pp
Keywords magnetized plasmas; plasma waves
Abstract Explicitly covariant dispersion relations for a variety of plasma waves in unmagnetized and magnetized plasmas are derived in a systematic manner from a fully covariant plasma formulation. One needs to invoke relatively little known invariant combinations constructed from the ambient electromagnetic fields and the wave vector to accomplish the program. The implication of this work applied to the self- induced transparency effect is discussed. Some problems arising from the inconsistent use of relativity are pointed out.
Address [Mahajan, S. M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Press Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0022-3778 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000396123100018 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 713
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Spinning particles coupled to gravity and the validity of the universality of free fall Type
Year 2017 Publication Classical And Quantum Gravity Abbreviated Journal Class. Quantum Gravity
Volume 34 Issue 11 Pages 8 pp
Keywords spin-gravity coupling; spinning massive particle; Lagrangian description
Abstract Recent experimental work has determined that free falling Rb-87 atoms on Earth, with vertically aligned spins, follow geodesics, thus apparently ruling out spin-gravitation interactions. It is showed that while some spinning matter models coupled to gravitation referenced to in that work seem to be ruled out by the experiment, those same experimental results confirm theoretical results derived from a Lagrangian description of spinning particles coupled to gravity constructed over forty years ago. A proposal to carry out (similar but) different experiments which will help to test the validity of the universality of free fall as opposed to the correctness of the aforementioned Lagrangian theory, is presented.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Artes Liberales, Dept Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0264-9381 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000402399700011 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 735
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Class of Exact Solutions for a Cosmological Model of Unified Gravitational and Quintessence Fields Type
Year 2017 Publication Foundations Of Physics Abbreviated Journal Found. Phys.
Volume 47 Issue 7 Pages 887-896
Keywords Quintessence; Exact solution; Unification of geometry and dark matter
Abstract A new approach to tackle Einstein equations for an isotropic and homogeneous Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe in the presence of a quintessence scalar field is devised. It provides a way to get a simple exact solution to these equations. This solution determines the quintessence potential uniquely and it differs from solutions which have been used to study inflation previously. It relays on a unification of geometry and dark matter implemented through the definition of a functional relation between the scale factor of the Universe and the quintessence field. For a positive curvature Universe, this solution produces perpetual accelerated expansion rate of the Universe, while the Hubble parameter increases abruptly, attains a maximum value and decreases thereafter. The behavior of this cosmological solution is discussed and its main features are displayed. The formalism is extended to include matter and radiation.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0015-9018 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000404224500003 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 741
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Birefringent light propagation on anisotropic cosmological backgrounds Type
Year 2017 Publication Physical Review D Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume 96 Issue 4 Pages 12 pp
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Abstract Exact electromagnetic wave solutions to Maxwell equations on anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological spacetime backgrounds are studied. The waves evolving on Bianchi I spacetimes exhibit birefringence (associated with linear polarization) and dispersion. The particular case of a vacuum-dominated anisotropic Universe, which reproduces a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe (for late times)-while, for earlier times, it matches a Kasner Universe-is studied. The electromagnetic waves do not, in general, follow null geodesics. This produces a modification of the cosmological redshift, which is then dependent on light polarization, its dispersion, and its non-null geodesic behavior. New results presented here may help to tackle some issues related to the “horizon” problem.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.; Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, UAI Phys Ctr, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0010 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000407716200007 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 756
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Author Ekman, R.; Asenjo, F.A.; Zamanian, J.
Title Relativistic kinetic equation for spin-1/2 particles in the long-scale-length approximation Type
Year 2017 Publication Physical Review E Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. E
Volume 96 Issue 2 Pages 8 pp
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Abstract In this paper, we derive a fully relativistic kinetic theory for spin-1/2 particles and its coupling to Maxwell's equations, valid in the long-scale-length limit, where the fields vary on a scale much longer than the localization of the particles; we work to first order in (h) over bar. Our starting point is a Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW) transformation, applicable to this regime, of the Dirac Hamiltonian. We derive the corresponding evolution equation for the Wigner quasidistribution in an external electromagnetic field. Using a Lagrangian method we find expressions for the charge and current densities, expressed as free and bound parts. It is furthermore found that the velocity is nontrivially related to the momentum variable, with the difference depending on the spin and the external electromagnetic fields. This fact that has previously been discussed as “hidden momentum” and is due to that the FW transformation maps pointlike particles to particle clouds for which the prescription of minimal coupling is incorrect, as they have multipole moments. We express energy and momentum conservation for the system of particles and the electromagnetic field, and discuss our results in the context of the Abraham-Minkowski dilemma.
Address [Ekman, R.; Zamanian, J.] Umea Univ, Dept Phys, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0045 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000408118100012 Approved (up)
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 759
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