Electrical conductivity of nonideal plasma
Abstract
An approach is developed to the problem of the electrical conductivity of nondegenerate, highly ionized, nonideal plasma. A linear response theory is used in computations. The electron trajectories required for the computation are obtained by a molecular dynamics method. The difference between the real electron trajectory from the classical one is taken into account by changing the electronion interaction potential at small distances. Additionally, a correction factor is introduced into the expression which should be averaged. This factor is obtained from the comparison of classical and quantummechanical solutions of the twopartical problem of electron motion in the ion field. The trajectories are computed for a set of initial configurations of electrons and ions obtained by the MonteCarlo method, and the results are averaged. An electrical conductivity computation has been performed at Debye numbers from 0.5 to 0.05. A comparison of the results obtained with available experimental data is discussed.
 Publication:

Plasma Physics
 Pub Date:
 June 1979
 DOI:
 10.1088/00321028/21/6/002
 Bibcode:
 1979PlPh...21..531N
 Keywords:

 Electrical Resistivity;
 Electron Scattering;
 Plasma Conductivity;
 Quantum Theory;
 Cesium Plasma;
 Coulomb Potential;
 Electron Density (Concentration);
 Electron Trajectories;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Ionic Collisions;
 Linear Equations;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Plasma Physics