Electromagnetic Quantum Plasmas

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 65)


The Wigner formalism is extended to systems with magnetic fields. Fluid variables are defined in terms of the electromagnetic Wigner function. The associated evolution equations are shown to include a pressure dyad composed of three parts, corresponding to kinetic velocities dispersion, osmotic velocities dispersion, and a Bohm contribution. With a closure assumption, the quantum counterpart of magnetohydrodynamics is constructed. Exact equilibrium solutions are discussed, showing an oscillatory pattern not present in classical plasma physics.


Wigner Function Coulomb Gauge Quantum Plasma Equilibrium Number Density Quantum Hydrodynamic Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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