Adiabatic expansion of a strongly correlated pure electron plasma
Abstract
Adiabatic expansion is proposed as a method of increasing the degree of correlation of a magnetically confined pure electron plasma. Quantum mechanical effects and correlation effects make the physics of the expansion quite different from that for a classical ideal gas. The proposed expansion may be useful in a current experimental effort to cool a pure electron plasma to the liquid and solid (crystalline) states.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 February 1986
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.56.728
 Bibcode:
 1986PhRvL..56..728D
 Keywords:

 Adiabatic Conditions;
 Crystal Structure;
 Electron Plasma;
 Liquid Phases;
 Plasma Temperature;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Cyclotron Radiation;
 Entropy;
 Magnetic Fields;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Plasma Physics;
 52.25.Kn;
 52.25.Wz;
 Thermodynamics of plasmas