
Accession Number : ADA131478
Title : Unified Theory of Plasma Correlations.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY
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 onecomponent plasma with the Coulomb interaction modified to include effects of the background. Closed integrodifferential equations in space and time are obtained for the twoparticle correlation function in both the strong and weak coupling limits. In the weakcoupling domain, gamma 1, the timeindependent analysis returns the wellknown linearized DebyeHuckle result, where gamma is the plasma parameter. In the strongcoupling domain gamma 1, the resulting twoparticle 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