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Dispersion properties of electromagnetic waves in a degenerate electron–ion magnetoplasma

  • A. A. MAMUN (a1), N. ROY (a1) and P.K. SHUKLA (a2)

Abstract

A theoretical investigation has been made of the linear propagation of different electromagnetic modes in a dense electron–ion magnetoplasma containing degenerate electrons and ions. The fluid model and the normal mode analysis have been employed. It has been found that the dispersion properties of the electromagnetic waves propagating in such a degenerate plasma are different (in view of both spatial and temporal scales) from those propagating in the usual electron–ion plasma because of the effects of degenerate plasma pressure, enthalpy, etc. The importance of this work has been discussed also.

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*RUB International Chair, International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics & Astronomy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany

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