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Amplification of Radiation by Relativistic Particles in a Strong Magnetic Field

Blandford, R. D. (1975) Amplification of Radiation by Relativistic Particles in a Strong Magnetic Field. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 170 (3). pp. 551-557. ISSN 0035-8711. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190521-165453971

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Abstract

The possibility of maser action by relativistic charged particles confined to one-dimensional motion in a strong magnetic field is considered. It is shown that if the field lines are curved to form circular arcs, genuine maser action is impossible. Under more complex electrodynamical conditions when, for instance, points of inflection and torsion may be present in the field geometry or particle creation, electrostatic acceleration or plasma effects may be occurring, maser action is not impossible. Simple estimates suggest that this type of mechanism cannot be excluded from being responsible for the coherent radio emission from pulsars.


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Blandford, R. D.0000-0002-1854-5506
Additional Information:© 1975 Royal Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1974 October 7; Received in original form 1974 October 7. (Communicated by M. J. Rees) At various stages in the writing of this paper, I have benefited considerably from discussions and correspondence with W. J. Cocke, D. C. Heggie, M. J. Rees, E.T. Scharlemann and P.A. G. Scheuer. This research is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation Grant No. GP-40768X.
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Official Citation:R. D. Blandford, M. J. Rees, Amplification of Radiation by Relativistic Particles in a Strong Magnetic Field, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 170, Issue 3, 1 March 1975, Pages 551–557, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/170.3.551
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