Accession Number:

AD0649760

Title:

FREE-FREE RADIATION AT VERY HIGH DENSITY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN OBSERVATORY

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Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A semi-classical treatment of free-free-radiation bremsstrahlung at very high densities is presented that concentrates on the collective behavior of the plasma. General formulas that are useful for numerical calculations as well as expansions in terms of Bessel functions are given. Quantum effects and the limitation to non-relativistic, non-degenerate plasmas are discussed. Numerical results are presented for the temperature range 10,000 to 10 to the 7th power degrees K, and for electron densities of 10 to the 20th power to 10 to the 24th powercc. It is shown that there exists a very limited frequency variation over the above range of temperatures and densities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE