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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
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0035-8711 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000350272400066 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 462
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