Accession Number : ADA297316

Title :   Basic Studies in Plasma Physics.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 92-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Lebowitz, Joel L.

PDF Url : ADA297316

Report Date : 31 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : During the grant period we have carried out work on various aspects of plasma physics. These include theoretical studies of equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of strongly coupled particle systems, and of the phenomena which take place when neutral or partially ionized atoms interact strongly with external fields and with each other in a plasma. The main tools of our study are statistical mechanics and kinetic theory, including the transition from a microscopic to a hydrodynamic description. Quantum mechanics plays a central role in many of these problems, and is an important ingredient in our work.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *NONEQUILIBRIUM FLOW, COUPLING(INTERACTION), QUANTUM THEORY, EQUILIBRIUM(GENERAL), ATOMS, IONIZATION, MAXWELLS EQUATIONS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS, BOLTZMANN EQUATION, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, KINETIC THEORY.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE