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Exploring Born-Infeld electrodynamics using plasmas.

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Article number095501
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/02/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General
Issue9
Volume44
Number of pages11
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The behaviour of large amplitude electrostatic waves in cold plasma is investigated in the context of Born–Infeld electrodynamics. Equations of motion for a relativistic electron fluid in a fixed ion background are established using an unconstrained action principle. A simple expression for the maximum electric field of 'quasi-static' electric waves in a cold Born–Infeld plasma is deduced and its properties are analysed. A lower bound on their wavelength is established and an approximation to their frequency is determined for ultrarelativistic phase velocities.

Bibliographic note

arXiv:1006.2246 [physics.plasm-ph]