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On the entropy of radiation reaction

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/03/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters A
Issue number14-15
Volume378
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)1031-1035
Publication statusPublished
Early online date11/02/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The inexorable development of ever more powerful laser systems has re-ignited interest in electromagnetic radiation reaction and its significance for the collective behaviour of charged matter interacting with intense electromagnetic fields. The classical radiation reaction force on a point electron is non-conservative, and this has led some authors to question the validity of methods used to model ultra-intense laser-matter interactions including radiation reaction. We explain why such concern is unwarranted.

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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.