Accession Number : ADA131478

Title :   Unified Theory of Plasma Correlations.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Guillen,Michael A ; Liboff,Richard L

PDF Url : ADA131478

Report Date : 13 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A unified approach to the theory of correlations in a plasma is presented, based on the BBKGY hierarchy. The theory is applied to a one-component plasma with the Coulomb interaction modified to include effects of the background. Closed integro-differential equations in space and time are obtained for the two-particle correlation function in both the strong and weak coupling limits. In the weak-coupling domain, gamma 1, the time-independent analysis returns the well-known linearized Debye-Huckle result, where gamma is the plasma parameter. In the strong-coupling domain gamma 1, the resulting two-particle total correlation function exhibits decaying oscillatory behavior for particle separation of the order of the effective interparticle range. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Correlation techniques, *Plasmas(Physics), *Coupling(Interaction), Parameters, Integral equations, Differential equations, Perturbations, Particles, Oscillation

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE