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Covariant Response Tensors for Spin Zero and Spin One Boson/Anti-Boson Plasmas

DRM WilIiams and DB Melrose

Australian Journal of Physics 42(1) 59 - 72
Published: 1989


A fully covariant and general expression for the relation between the 4·current and the 4-potential for spin 0 and spin 1 particle/anti-particle plasmas is presented. The response tensors obtained are compared with the spin t case, and are shown to reproduce the classical expressions in the appropriate limit. The longitudinal and transverse parts of the linear response tensor are evaluated for an isotropic particle/anti-particle distribution, and explicit expressions are obtained for the completely degenerate limit.

© CSIRO 1989

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