A Kinetic Equation for High Density, High Temperature Plasmas.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A new analytical procedure to describe plasma kinetic theory is developed. The analysis is based on the Wigner phase space formulation of quantum statistical mechanics and its associated Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon BBGKY hierarchy of equations for q-body q1, 2, ... correlation clusters. Extensive use is made of diagrammatic perturbation analysis, operator-state space methods, and the convenient bra-ket notation. Parameters that are physically descriptive of interaction strength, many-body nature, and quantum statistical effects are introduced for ordering analysis of relevant kinetic contributions.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics