The distribution of the electric microfield at a charged particle moving in a two-component plasma is calculated. The theoretical approximations are obtained via the parameter integration technique and using the screened pair approximation for the generalized radial distribution function. It is shown that the two-component plasma microfield distribution shows a larger probability of high microfield values than the corresponding distribution of the commonly used OCP model. The theory is checked by quasiclassical molecular-dynamics simulations. For the simulations a corrected Kelbg pseudopotential has been used.
Contributions to Plasma Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 2000
- Physics - Plasma Physics
- 24 pages, 5 figures, to be published in Contr. to Plasma Physics