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Theory of electromagnetic absorption in strongly correlated plasmas

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We report a derivation of the frequency-dependent conductivity for high-temperature plasmas that takes into account the collective dynamics as well as the short-range correlations. This treatment rests on the joint solution of the first two members of the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon hierarchy when both are able to change on the same time scale. For arbitrary frequencies this leads to an integral equation for the one-particle distribution function that can be solved by conventional variational or numerical procedures. For frequencies that are higher than the collision frequency, an explicit expression for conductivity is obtained. Effects of the short-range correlations are included by introducing an effective interaction. The high-frequency limit is further examined for an infinite ion mass and numerical results are presented. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Zhang, C., & Tzoar, N. (1989). Theory of electromagnetic absorption in strongly correlated plasmas. Physical Review A, 40(2), 1004-1016. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.40.1004

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35949008782

Start Page


  • 1004

End Page


  • 1016

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • We report a derivation of the frequency-dependent conductivity for high-temperature plasmas that takes into account the collective dynamics as well as the short-range correlations. This treatment rests on the joint solution of the first two members of the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon hierarchy when both are able to change on the same time scale. For arbitrary frequencies this leads to an integral equation for the one-particle distribution function that can be solved by conventional variational or numerical procedures. For frequencies that are higher than the collision frequency, an explicit expression for conductivity is obtained. Effects of the short-range correlations are included by introducing an effective interaction. The high-frequency limit is further examined for an infinite ion mass and numerical results are presented. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Zhang, C., & Tzoar, N. (1989). Theory of electromagnetic absorption in strongly correlated plasmas. Physical Review A, 40(2), 1004-1016. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.40.1004

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35949008782

Start Page


  • 1004

End Page


  • 1016

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 2