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A new look at the pushing force of an electromagnetic wave on a classical charged particle
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
2015 (English)In: European journal of physics, ISSN 0143-0807, E-ISSN 1361-6404, Vol. 36, no 5, 055029Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The interaction between a plane wave and a classical charged particle is reviewed in this paper. A matrix formulation is used to derive the relativistic motion of the particle due to the Lorentz force of a spatially homogeneous time-harmonic radiation field. The Landau-Lifshitz approach to the radiation damping force is then investigated for the same field. In conclusion only the radiation damping accelerates the particle in the direction of the Poynting vector for this type of field. The Lorentz force only leads to an extra constant drift velocity, plus oscillations with the frequency of the field.

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2015. Vol. 36, no 5, 055029
Keyword [en]
classical charged particle, plane electromagnetic wave, solution to equation of motion, Lorentz force, radiation damping force
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173257DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/36/5/055029ISI: 000359609100029ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939515399OAI: diva2:852611

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Available from: 2015-09-09 Created: 2015-09-09 Last updated: 2015-09-09Bibliographically approved

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