Accession Number:

AD0628317

Title:

THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF AN ELECTRON PLASMA,

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Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

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Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The thermodynamic properties of electron plasma are investigated on the basis of Bogolinbov Born Green Kirkwood Yvon hierarchy equation. The correlation energy has been calculated up to the epsilon-squared term, epsilon is the standard plasma parameter, in terms of an exact solution of the binary correlation function, taking into account the short range collision effect. The contribution of ternary correlation to the correlation energy has been determined in lowest order, which turns out to be of the second order in epsilon. Total sum of the corrections due to the short range collision effect and the ternary correlation effect is found to be in agreement with the result obtained by Abe, Bowers and Salpeter within the regime of Gibbs statistical thermodynamics. Although the appearance of the binary correlation function obtained in the present studies differs from those derived by Bowers- Salpeter and by ONeil-Rostoker, it is shown that all of these expressions are essentially equivalent. It is proved that these expressions do not describe correctly the way in which correlation effects diminish at a large distance. Author

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Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE