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Vlasov simulations of thermal plasma waves with relativistic phase velocity in a Lorentz boosted frame

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Article number053204
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>9/11/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review E
Issue number5
Volume94
Number of pages11
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

For certain classes of relativistic plasma problems, performing numerical calculations in a Lorentz boosted frame can be even more advantageous for gridded momentum-space-time (e.g., Vlasov) problems than has been demonstrated for position space-time problems and result in a potential reduction in the number of calculations needed by a factor ∼γ 6b . In this study, the Lorentz boosted frame technique was applied to the problem of warm wave-breaking limits of plasma waves with relativistic phase velocity. The numerical results are consistent with analytic conclusions. By appropriate normalization and for sufficiently warm plasma, the dynamics for the Vlasov
equation in different Lorentz frames were found to be independent of γp.

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