Investigation of Nonideal Plasma Properties.
Annual rept. 1 Nov 78-1 Nov 79,
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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The report contains 1 a dimensional analysis of the possible electrical conductivities of nonideal classical and quantum plasmas, 2 a kinetic theory of the electrical conductivities of nonideal plasma with I Maxwell and II Fermi distribution of the electrons, based on an effective, shielded Coulomb potential for conditions of intermediate nonideality, and 3 a statistical theory of the free energy of nonideal plasmas considering quasi-static Coulomb interactions Madelung energy and dynamic Coulomb interactions low and high frequency plasma oscillations. Furthermore, 4 a Hamilton theory is developed for many-component plasmas, which forms the basis for a statistical thermodynamics of nonideal plasmas with longitudinal field interactions. This formalism is applied 5 to the statistical determination of the distribution function of turbulent velocity fluctuations. In the Appendix, 6 an unrelated subject on the pulsed stress relaxation waves is discussed for signal transmission and system detection in water. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Quantum Theory and Relativity