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The production of electron-positron pairs by electrostatic waves in quantum plasmas is investigated. In particular, a semiclassical governing set of equations for a self-consistent treatment of pair creation by the Schwinger mechanism in a quantum plasma is derived.

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Marklund, M., Eliasson, B., Shukla, P.K. et al. Electrostatic pair creation and recombination in quantum plasmas. Jetp Lett. 83, 313–317 (2006).

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PACS numbers

  • 12.20.-m
  • 13.40.-f
  • 52.35.Fp