Exact dielectric tensor for relativistic magnetized plasma with losscone and fieldaligned drift
Abstract
An exact form of the dielectric tensor for a wide variety of relativistic magnetized plasmas is derived from the fully relativistic linearized VlasovMaxwell equations. The equilibrium function chosen incorporates a losscone in perpendicular momentum space, and a net drift along the external fieldline. This choice of distribution function is fully relativistic, and the resulting form of the dielectric tensor is valid for arbitrary value of temperature, arbitrary degrees of losscone, and arbitrary drift velocity along the fieldline. The exact result is simplified in several limiting cases relevant to various physical applications.
 Publication:

Journal of Plasma Physics
 Pub Date:
 October 1989
 DOI:
 10.1017/S002237780001429X
 Bibcode:
 1989JPlPh..42..193Y
 Keywords:

 Dielectrics;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Plasma Drift;
 Relativistic Plasmas;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Electron Cyclotron Heating;
 Field Aligned Currents;
 Kilometric Waves;
 Radio Emission;
 Terrestrial Radiation;
 Plasma Physics