Accession Number : AD0258439

Title :   INTERACTION OF A TEST PARTICLE WITH A PLASMA. PART II. ENERGY LOSS OF THE TEST PARTICLE

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA

Personal Author(s) : KALMAN,G. ; RON,A.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A perturbation analysis of the energy loss suffered by a test particle travelling through a plasma is considered. The action of the system on the particle is described as a combined result due to the polarization of the medium and to the correlated fluctuations of the electric microfield. The calculation is extended up to order e6. Higher order effects appear through binary, ternary etc. time correlations of the electric field and its derivatives related to a single point, to the points of a triangle, etc. of the unperturbed system. The possibility of a systematic extension to higher orders is indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ENERGY, *PARTICLES, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRIC FIELDS, PERTURBATION THEORY, POLARIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE