Effects of electronelectron interactions on the electron distribution function of a plasma in the presence of an external electric field
Abstract
The electron distribution function, the electron temperature and some transport parameters (electrical conductivity and energy flow coefficient) are obtained starting from the nonlinear Boltzmann equation for a plasma under the action of an external electric field. The FokkerPlanck approximation is used for electronelectron and electronion interactions. The effects of electronelectron collisions are studied for different values of collision frequencies and electric field.
 Publication:

Nuovo Cimento B Serie
 Pub Date:
 September 1979
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF02739305
 Bibcode:
 1979NCimB..53...95M
 Keywords:

 Distribution Functions;
 Electric Fields;
 Electron Distribution;
 Electron Scattering;
 Plasma Physics;
 Boltzmann Transport Equation;
 Elastic Scattering;
 Electric Current;
 Electrical Resistivity;
 Electron Energy;
 ElectronIon Recombination;
 Frequency Response;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Transport Properties;
 Plasma Physics