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Quantum-mechanical treatment of an electron undergoing synchrotron radiation.The problem of an electron moving perpendicular to an intense magnetic field is approached from the framework of quantum mechanics. A numerical solution to the related rate equations describing the probabilities of occupation of the electron's energy states is put forth along with the expected errors involved. The quantum-mechanical approach is found to predict a significant amount of energy broadening with time for an initially monoenergetic electron beam entering a region of an intense magnetic field as long as the product of initial energy and magnetic field is of order 50 MG BeV or larger.
Document ID
19720049215
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
White, D. (Purdue University Lafayette, Ind., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 15, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review D - Particles and Fields
Subject Category
PHYSICS, GENERAL
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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