Accession Number : AD0641429

Title :   CONVERGENT TRANSPORT COEFFICIENTS OF PLASMA.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hochstim,Adolf R.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : Applying a series expansion of Laguerre polynomials in the solution of the plasma kinetic equation, in which Coulomb collisons are described by Fokker-Planck collision term and electron-neutral collisions by the Boltzmann collision term, elements of a 20 x 20 determinant (compared to 3 x 3 obtained by Landhoff and 4 x4 by Shkarofsky) were obtained for equilibrium plasma for the electron-electron and electron-ion contributions. At present convergence studies on dc and ac electric conductivity indicate slow convergence with increasing size of the determinant and, as a surprising feature, an oscillating solution as a function of the size of the determinant.

Descriptors :   (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), KINETIC THEORY, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), POLYNOMIALS, IONIZATION, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE