We study a quantum spherically symmetric object which is based on radial plasma oscillations. Such a plasmoid is supposed to exist in a dense plasma containing electrons, ions and neutral particles. The method of creation and annihilation operators is applied to quantize the motion of charged particles in a self-consistent potential. We also study the effective interaction between oscillating particles owing to the exchange of a virtual acoustic wave, which is excited in the neutral component of plasma. It is shown that this interaction can be attractive and result in the formation of ion pairs. We discuss possible applications of this phenomenon in astrophysical and terrestrial plasmas.
Journal of Physics A Mathematical General
- Pub Date:
- February 2013
- Physics - Plasma Physics;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena;
- Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
- 17 pages, no figures, two columns, LaTeX2e