Energy loss by slow magnetic monopoles in a thermal plasma
Abstract
When the plasma in question is conductive and the monopole velocity is subthermal, the calculation of magnetic monopole deceleration in a thermal plasma taking the plasma's nonlocal dispersive properties into account yields smaller stopping power values for astrophysical plasmas than have been previously obtained. In the present treatment, plasma large scale magnetic field and nonlinearity are neglected, so that the transverse and longitudinal plasma dispersion properties decouple from each other.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 March 1985
 DOI:
 10.1086/162954
 Bibcode:
 1985ApJ...290...21M
 Keywords:

 Elementary Particle Interactions;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Magnetic Monopoles;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Thermal Plasmas;
 Collisionless Plasmas;
 High Energy Interactions;
 Landau Damping;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Particle Motion;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Astrophysics