Accession Number : AD0258619

Title :   THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF ELECTRON ORBITS AND BREMSSTRAHLUNG IN A PLASMA

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : THEIMER,OTTO H.

Report Date : JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A new method for calculating the partition function of real gases is developed and applied to the case of a plasma. a ni gnulharrahlung in a plasma, by Otto H. Theimer. Jan 61, 37p. (Contract N9onr-95307) Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS: *Bremsstrahlung, *Electron transitions, *Plasma physics, Theory, Quantum statistics, Statistical distribution, Probability, Fourier analysis, Series. A new method for calculating the partition function of real gases is developed and applied to the case of a plasma. The electrostatic energy is represented as a function of the Fourier coefficients of the particle density and, with the coefficients as independent variables, the configuration integral is evaluated by direct integration. A zeroth order approximation is obtained in this fashion which approaches the correct value just in the cases of low temperagy is found smaller, by 29%, than the familiar DebyeHuckel energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BREMSSTRAHLUNG, *ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), FOURIER ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, QUANTUM STATISTICS, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE