Electron distribution functions and quasistatic electromagnetic fields in laserpellet plasmas
Abstract
The theory of the electron distribution functions in a laserpellet plasma is developed taking advantage of the dominance of collisions with high charge number ions. For the thermal electrons the results is a description in terms of transport coefficients given in closed form. For the superthermal electrons, which are isotropic in velocity, the description is via a reduced kinetic equation. The adaptation of the scheme to numerical computation is discussed briefly.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 April 1977
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.861915
 Bibcode:
 1977PhFl...20..577B
 Keywords:

 Distribution Functions;
 Electromagnetic Fields;
 Electron Distribution;
 Laser Fusion;
 Laser Plasmas;
 Electron Energy;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Transport Properties;
 Plasma Physics