Nonlinear hydrodynamic Langmuir waves in fully degenerate relativistic plasma

F. Haas*, I. Kourakis

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The combined effect of special relativity and electron degeneracy on Langmuir waves is analyzed by utilizing a rigorous fully relativistic hydrodynamic model. Assuming a traveling wave solution form, a set of conservation laws is identified, together with a pseudo-potential function depending on the relativistic parameter p<inf>F</inf>/(m c) (where p<inf>F</inf> is the Fermi momentum, m is the mass of the charge carriers and c the speed of light), as well as on the amplitude of the electrostatic energy perturbation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044006
Number of pages5
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2015


  • degenerate plasma
  • fluid model
  • nonlinear Langmuir wave
  • quantum plasma
  • relativistic plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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