Accession Number : ADA141538

Title :   Research in Dense Plasma Atomic Physics.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep-Oct 83,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

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

PDF Url : ADA141538

Report Date : 19 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The Density Functional Method (DFM) is examined for its applicability in describing distributions and ionic configurations in dense plasma. These plasmas, where perturbation theories are non valid, can accurately be described by the hypernetted chain (HNC) potential. Comparison of results between the DFM and HNC model indicate that the DFM is valid even in strongly coupled plasmas. Other simpler models are found not to be valid in this regime. The Density Functional Method is applied to hydrogen like argon ions in a hot, dense argon plasma to find energy level shifts and broadening by the plasma and electron collisions.

Descriptors :   *Ion density, *Plasmas(Physics), Atomic energy levels, Argon, Neon

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE