Suppression of bremsstrahlung losses from relativistic plasma with energy cutoff

Vadim R. Munirov, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

We study the effects of redistributing superthermal electrons on bremsstrahlung radiation from hot relativistic plasma. We consider thermal and nonthermal distribution of electrons with an energy cutoff in the phase space and explore the impact of the energy cutoff on bremsstrahlung losses. We discover that the redistribution of the superthermal electrons into lower energies reduces radiative losses, which is in contrast to nonrelativistic plasma. Finally, we discuss the possible relevance of our results for open magnetic field line configurations and prospects of the aneutronic fusion based on proton-boron-11 (p-B11) fuel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number065205
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume107
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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