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    An exact solution of the moving boundary problem for the relativistic plasma expansion in a dipole magnetic field

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    An exact analytic solution is obtained for a uniformly expanding, neutral, highly conducting plasma sphere in an ambient dipole magnetic field with an arbitrary orientation of the dipole moment in the space. Based on this solution the electrodynamical aspects related to the emission and transformation of energy have been considered. In order to highlight the effect of the orientation of the dipole moment in the space we compare our results obtained for parallel orientation with those for transversal orientation. The results obtained can be used to treat qualitatively experimental and simulation data, and several phenomena of astrophysical and laboratory significance.Comment: 7 pages, 2 figures. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:physics/060323

    Correlated Fast Ion Stopping in Magnetized Classical Plasma

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    The results of a theoretical investigation on the stopping power of ion pair in a magnetized electron plasma are presented, with particular emphasis on the two-ion correlation effects. The analysis is based on the assumptions that the magnetic field is classically strong (λB≪ac≪λD\lambda_B\ll a_c\ll \lambda_D, where λB\lambda_B, aca_c and λD\lambda_D are respectively the electron de Broglie wavelength, Larmor radius and Debye length) and that the velocity of the two ions is identical and fixed. The stopping power and % vicinage function in a plasma are computed by retaining two-ion correlation effects and is compared with the results of the individual-projectile approximation.Comment: LaTeX, 7 pages, 4 figure