Research in Dense Plasma Atomic Physics.
Interim rept. Sep-Oct 83,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The Density Functional Method DFM is examined for its applicability in describing distributions and ionic configurations in dense plasma. These plasmas, where perturbation theories are non valid, can accurately be described by the hypernetted chain HNC potential. Comparison of results between the DFM and HNC model indicate that the DFM is valid even in strongly coupled plasmas. Other simpler models are found not to be valid in this regime. The Density Functional Method is applied to hydrogen like argon ions in a hot, dense argon plasma to find energy level shifts and broadening by the plasma and electron collisions.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics