Accession Number:

ADA250581

Title:

Statistical Mechanics of Collective Phenomena in Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1990-31 Oct 1991,

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We have carried out theoretical studies of equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of strongly coupled particle systems, and of the phenomena which take place when neutral or partially ionized atoms interact strongly with external fields and with each other in a plasma. The main tools of our study are statistical mechanics and kinetic theory, including the transition from a microscopic to a hydrodynamic description. Quantum mechanics plays a central role in many of these problems, and is an important ingredient in our work.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE