Accession Number:

ADA101699

Title:

Investigation of Nonideal Plasma Properties.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Nov 78-1 Nov 79,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE