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Orbit decay of particles w/ synchrotron radiation?

  1. Sep 24, 2015 #1
    Hello everyone!

    I had a question about a particle (say a proton) with relativistic energies interacts with a magnetic field (in the z direction). As it is accelerates the particle emits synchrotron radiation. Naturally I assume that this emission of photons reduces the particle's energy. My question is as the energy decreases is there a change of orbit (orbit decay) associated with the emission of synchrotron radiation?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    Are you familiar with the equation for the Lorentz force? :smile:
     
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