Accession Number:

AD0412277

Title:

CLUSTER-EXPANSION CORRECTIONS TO THE DEBYE HUCKEL PAIR-CORRELATION FUNCTION FOR IONIZED GASES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

The Kolb-Griem theory of spectral line broaden ing occurring in plasmas is discussed emphasis is placed on the importance of the electric microfield distribution. The Mozer-Baranger calculation of the electric microfield dis tribution in a plasma is outlined its depen dence upon the nature of the component particle correlations is shown. The electrons and ions must be treated separately because of their in herent differences the electrons interact through a Coulomb field, whereas the ions inter act with shielded fields. The Salpeter cluster expansion technique is considered in detail. It is applied to the determination of pair cor relation functions and the corresponding po tentials of mean force for both Coulomb and shielded fields.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE