Publication
Title
Coherent relativistic wake wave of a charged object moving steadily in a plasma
Author
Abstract
Nonlinear electron plasma waves driven by a finite-charged particle pulse or rigid object moving at relativistic speeds are investigated. Quasi-stationary smooth and spiky wake waves comoving with the object are found. Localized soliton-like solutions are also shown to exist. Relativistic effects tend to prevent their formation because of the electron mass increase. The application of the very-large-amplitude wake density waves as a source of ultrahigh-energy cosmic-ray events is discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physica scripta. - Stockholm
Publication
Stockholm : 2011
ISSN
0031-8949
Volume/pages
84:2(2011), p. 025501,1-025501,5
Article Reference
025501
ISI
000294727900017
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 25.11.2011
Last edited 09.11.2017
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