Effective attraction between oscillating electrons in a plasmoid via acoustic wave exchange

  title={Effective attraction between oscillating electrons in a plasmoid via acoustic wave exchange},
  author={Maxim Dvornikov},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={415 - 428}
  • M. Dvornikov
  • Published 4 February 2011
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
We consider the effective interaction between electrons owing to the exchange of virtual acoustic waves in a low-temperature plasma. Electrons are supposed to participate in rapid radial oscillations, forming a spherically symmetric plasma structure. We show that under certain conditions, this effective interaction can result in the attraction between oscillating electrons and can be important for the dynamics of a plasmoid. Some possible applications of the obtained results to the theory of… 

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