The effect of spin of particles is studied using a semi-classical kinetic theory for a magnetized plasma. No other quantum effects are included. We focus in the simple damping effects for the electrostatic wave modes. Besides Landau damping, we show that spin produces two new different effects of damping or instability which are proportional to ℏ. These corrections depend on the electromagnetic part of the wave that is coupled with the spin vector.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - 7 Dec 2009|
- Electron wave damping
- Landau damping
- Spin plasma dynamics