Simulation of Synchrotron Radiation from Relativistic Particles in Tangled Magnetic Fields

Jeremy D. Hohertz

We discuss the simulation of a charged particle traveling through tangled magnetic fields, emitting synchrotron radiation. Studies on the containment of particles in a given volume indicate that the characteristic escape time for a population will increase as the containment volume, magnetic field strength and tangle parameter increase, although there is an upper limit to the size of the magnetic field strength and tangle parameter. We qualitatively propose that for a single observer studying the synchrotron radiation of one particle, more radiation will be observed when the tangle parameter is greater in value than the relativistic gyro-radius of the particle. The particles in this simulation emit the correct spectrum of frequencies, but do not lose energy in any appreciable amount.