Interactions Between Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field

A Theoretical Approach to Ion Stopping in Magnetized Plasmas

  • Hrachya Nersisyan
  • Christian Toepffer
  • Günter Zwicknagel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Pages 73-108
  4. Pages 165-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-187

About this book


This monograph focusses on the influence of a strong magnetic field on the interactions between charged particles in a many-body system. Two complementary approaches, the binary collision model and the dielectric theory are investigated in both analytical and numerical frameworks. In the binary collision model, the Coulomb interaction between the test and the target particles is screened because of the polarization of the target. In the continuum dielectric theory one considers the interactions between the test particle and its polarization cloud. In the presence of a strong magnetic field, there exists no suitable parameter of smallness. Linearized and perturbative treatments are not more valid and must be replaced by numerical grid or particle methods. Applications include the electron cooling of ion beams in storage rings and the final deceleration of antiprotons and heavy ion beams in traps.


Charged particle scattering Electron cooling Energy loss Magnetic field Magnetized plasma Plasma Storage ring

Authors and affiliations

  • Hrachya Nersisyan
    • 1
  • Christian Toepffer
    • 2
  • Günter Zwicknagel
    • 3
  1. 1.National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Theoretical Physics DivisionInstitute of Radiophysics and ElectronicsAshtarakArmenia
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Physik IIUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Theoretische Physik IIUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69853-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69854-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site