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

Thomas, Alexander George Roy (2016) Vlasov simulations of thermal plasma waves with relativistic phase velocity in a Lorentz boosted frame. Physical Review E, 94 (5). ISSN 1539-3755

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review E
Additional Information: © 2016 American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3104
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 82782
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2016 13:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 00:53
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/82782

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