Accession Number : ADA137341

Title :   Atomic Structure in Strongly Coupled Neon Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cauble,R ; Blaha,M ; Davis,J

PDF Url : ADA137341

Report Date : 13 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A self-consistent, completely quantum mechanical formalism has been developed that characterizes the fundamental atomic properties of ions in dense plasma. This theory is applied to neon plasmas under strongly-coupled conditions and the results are compared with those obtained from the hypernetted chain approximation employing a semiclassical two-body interaction. The comparisons point out the inappropriateness of Debye-Huckel and ion-sphere approximations for atomic calculations in strongly coupled plasmas and indicate that the self-consistent theory provides a method obtaining meaningful results when the plasma ion coupling parameter is of order five. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Plasmas(Physics), *Ions, *Atomic structure, Dense gases, Neon, Quantum theory, Coupling(Interaction), Computations, Fourier transformation, Poisson density functions

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE