Volume 99, Number 2, July 2012
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges|
|Published online||19 July 2012|
On quantum plasma: A plea for a common sense
1 Von Karman Institute - Waterloosesteenweg 72, 1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode, Brussels, Belgium, EU
2 Department of Physics, Macquarie University - Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
3 Center for Plasma Astrophysics, and Leuven Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science Center (LMCC), K. U. Leuven - Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium, EU
Received: 18 May 2012
Accepted: 26 June 2012
The quantum plasma theory has flourished in the past few years without much regard to the physical validity of the formulation or its connection to any real physical system. It is argued here that there is a very limited physical ground for the application of such a theory.
PACS: 52.27.-h – Basic studies of specific kinds of plasmas
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