Exploring Born-Infeld electrodynamics using plasmas.

Burton, D. A. and Trines, R. M. G. M. and Walton, Timothy and Wen, H. (2011) Exploring Born-Infeld electrodynamics using plasmas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 44 (9): 095501. ISSN 1751-8113

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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.

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Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
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arXiv:1006.2246 [physics.plasm-ph]
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