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Title: Screening Resonances In Plasmas

Abstract

When it was suggested that a new recombination mechanism (Resonant Radiative Recombination (RRR)) which, based on very general physical arguments, should happen in dense plasmas and promises to provide useful information for the local temperature and density diagnostics of plasmas, they assumed the existence of screening resonances. For model potentials the existence of screening resonances has been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt in a number of calculations. The key question, how well those potentials describe the dominant effects of a real plasma remains open. The relation of theoretical predictions to experimentally measurable effects is an important issue at the present stage of their research. In particular, RRR is expected to account for enhanced recombination rates of low energetic electrons with their ions, since the first stage is the resonant capture of a slow electron by an atom or ion. The mechanism that traps an electron is a combination of complicated many-body interactions of the ions and electrons. For clarity they start here, however, with a discussion in terms of local potential traps the shapes of which are determined predominantly and in an average way by two factors: the degree of screening present at the ionic site and the degree of short-rangemore » order in the immediate neighborhood of this ion.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
2576
Report Number(s):
UNR 1330-112-1652
TRN: US0101294
DOE Contract Number:  
FG08-90ER14160
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ATOMS; PLASMA DENSITY; RECOMBINATION; ELECTRONS; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; IONS; RESONANCE

Citation Formats

Winkler, P. Screening Resonances In Plasmas. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/2576.
Winkler, P. Screening Resonances In Plasmas. United States. doi:10.2172/2576.
Winkler, P. Tue . "Screening Resonances In Plasmas". United States. doi:10.2172/2576. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/2576.
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title = {Screening Resonances In Plasmas},
author = {Winkler, P.},
abstractNote = {When it was suggested that a new recombination mechanism (Resonant Radiative Recombination (RRR)) which, based on very general physical arguments, should happen in dense plasmas and promises to provide useful information for the local temperature and density diagnostics of plasmas, they assumed the existence of screening resonances. For model potentials the existence of screening resonances has been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt in a number of calculations. The key question, how well those potentials describe the dominant effects of a real plasma remains open. The relation of theoretical predictions to experimentally measurable effects is an important issue at the present stage of their research. In particular, RRR is expected to account for enhanced recombination rates of low energetic electrons with their ions, since the first stage is the resonant capture of a slow electron by an atom or ion. The mechanism that traps an electron is a combination of complicated many-body interactions of the ions and electrons. For clarity they start here, however, with a discussion in terms of local potential traps the shapes of which are determined predominantly and in an average way by two factors: the degree of screening present at the ionic site and the degree of short-range order in the immediate neighborhood of this ion.},
doi = {10.2172/2576},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
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