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Longitudinal wave-breaking limits in a unified geometric model of relativistic warm plasmas

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Longitudinal wave-breaking limits in a unified geometric model of relativistic warm plasmas. / Burton, David A.; Noble, Adam.

In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 43, No. 7, 075502 , 19.02.2010.

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Burton, David A. ; Noble, Adam. / Longitudinal wave-breaking limits in a unified geometric model of relativistic warm plasmas. In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 2010 ; Vol. 43, No. 7.

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abstract = "The covariant Vlasov–Maxwell system is used to study the breaking of relativistic warm plasma waves. The well-known theory of relativistic warm plasmas due to Katsouleas and Mori (KM) is subsumed within a unified geometric formulation of the 'waterbag' paradigm over spacetime. We calculate the maximum amplitude Emax of nonlinear longitudinal electric waves for a particular class of waterbags whose geometry is a simple three-dimensional generalization (in velocity) of the one-dimensional KM waterbag (in velocity). It has been shown previously that the value of limv → cEmax (with the effective temperature of the plasma electrons held fixed) diverges for the KM model; however, we show that a certain class of simple three-dimensional waterbags exhibit a finite value for limv → cEmax, where v is the phase velocity of the wave and c is the speed of light.",
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