Accession Number:

AD0621662

Title:

HIGH-FREQUENCY CONDUCTIVITY OF A PLASMA,

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NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

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Report Date:

1964-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The high-frequency conductivity of a fully ionized plasma is calculated from the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-KirkwoodYvon equations for a plasma subjected to an applied field. These equations are used in the plasma limit but with the further approximation that those terms which lead to a screened Coulomb potential are replaced by a Coulomb potential with a range of the Debye length. This leads to a generalized Fokker-Planck equation, i.e., the collisional term has a more general space and time dependence than the usual Fokker-Planck equation. The equation in linearized about equilibrium and is solved by assuming that the effect of the field dominates the effect of the collisions. The effects of electron-electron as well as electron-ion collisions are considered and the results are calculated to second order in the wavenumber. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE