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Title A linear collision operator for relativistic plasmas
Abstract Generalising the work of Lenard and Bernstein, we introduce a new, fully relativistic model to describe collisional plasmas. Like the Fokker-Planck operator, this equation represents velocity diffusion and conserves particle number. However, unlike the Fokker-Planck operator it is linear in the distribution function, and so more amenable to a fluid treatment. By taking moments, we derive a new fluid model, and demonstrate the damping effects of collisions on Langmuir waves.
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Keywords Physics
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Journal Article J Phys A-Math Theor 44, no. 14 (2011): 145502. doi:10.1088/1751-8113/44/14/145502 2011