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Mulser, P.
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Bauer, D.
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Steeb, W.-H.
2013-05-27T08:11:33Z
2013-05-27T08:11:33Z
1996-04-04
Bauer, D., Mulser, P. & Steeb, W.-H. 1996. Relativistic ponderomotive force, uphill acceleration, and transition to chaos. arXiv:plasm-ph/9604002v1
http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8417
Starting from a covariant cycle-averaged Lagrangian the relativistic oscillation
center equation of motion of a point charge is deduced and analytical
formulae for the ponderomotive force in a travelling wave of arbitrary strength
are presented. It is further shown that the ponderomotive forces for transverse
and longitudinal waves are different; in the latter, uphill acceleration
can occur. In a standing wave there exists a threshold intensity above which,
owing to transition to chaos, the secular motion can no longer be described
by a regular ponderomotive force.
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