Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 945–956 | Cite as

A general analysis of the electromagnetic wake-fields due to a relativistic electron beam moving through a cold plasma

  • S. Bilikmen
  • R. M. Nazih


Detailed electromagnetic analysis of the wake-field accelerator is presented. Particular attention is given to the two-dimensional dynamics model to understand how the wake-field affects the self-consistent radial dynamics of the beam. The corrent fields, in zeroth and first order, are obtained by using Fourier transform in the radial field. The self-focusing of the driving beam in a plasma is a result of the transverse wake. The ratio of the transverse wake-field to the longitudinal wake-field within the beam is calculated for small and large radii beams.

PACS 52.40.Mj

Particle beam interactions in plasma (including intense charged-particle beams) 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bilikmen
    • 1
  • R. M. Nazih
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Middle East Technical UniversityODTUAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of the 7th of AprilZawiaLibia

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