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Title: Surface electromagnetic wave equations in a warm magnetized quantum plasma

Based on the single-fluid plasma model, a theoretical investigation of surface electromagnetic waves in a warm quantum magnetized inhomogeneous plasma is presented. The surface electromagnetic waves are assumed to propagate on the plane between a vacuum and a warm quantum magnetized plasma. The quantum magnetohydrodynamic model includes quantum diffraction effect (Bohm potential), and quantum statistical pressure is used to derive the new dispersion relation of surface electromagnetic waves. And the general dispersion relation is analyzed in some special cases of interest. It is shown that surface plasma oscillations can be propagated due to quantum effects, and the propagation velocity is enhanced. Furthermore, the external magnetic field has a significant effect on surface wave's dispersion equation. Our work should be of a useful tool for investigating the physical characteristic of surface waves and physical properties of the bounded quantum plasmas.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 230026 Hefei (China)
  2. (Hong Kong)
  3. (China)
  4. Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304511
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DIFFRACTION; DISPERSION RELATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUATIONS; INHOMOGENEOUS PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; QUANTUM PLASMA; SURFACES; WAVE PROPAGATION