Accession Number:

ADA031291

Title:

Transport Processes within a Plasma Driven by a High-Frequency Electric Field.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF ASTRO-GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

A method is described for calculating transport coefficients within a plasma driven by a high-frequency alternating electric field. The method involves a collision term expressed in the Klimontovich form, and does not require the field to be weak. Representative calculations are made for a nonrelativistic, non-degenerate, two-component, magnetic-field-free plasma by using a large-wave-number functional form to simplify some sums over wave number expressions are derived for thermal conductivity, electron resistive heating inverse Bremsstrahlung rate, and interspecies heat exchange rate as functions of electric field strength. Numerical values are given for the three functions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE