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 -London- a Mathematical and General, 44 (9). ISSN 0305-4470

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General
Additional Information: arXiv:1006.2246 [physics.plasm-ph]
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 34100
Deposited By: Dr David Burton
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2010 07:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 07:00
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34100

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