Transport Processes within a Plasma Driven by a High-Frequency Electric Field.
COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF ASTRO-GEOPHYSICS
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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
- Lasers and Masers
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics