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Atom-atom inelastic collisions and three-body atomic recombination in weakly ionized argon plasmasA stationary collisional-radiative model including both inelastic electron-atom and atom-atom collisions is used to examine nonequilibrium weakly ionized argon plasmas with atomic densities 10 to the 16th to 10 to the 20th/cu cm, temperatures below 6000 K, and with different degrees of radiation trapping. It is shown that three-body atomic recombination becomes important at high particle densities. Comparison is made between the present approach and Thomson's theory for atomic recombination.
Document ID
19890037246
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Braun, C. G.
(University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Kunc, J. A.
(Southern California, University Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Physics of Fluids B
Volume: 1
ISSN: 0899-8221
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Accession Number
89A24617
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DAAG29-85-K-0240
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1061
CONTRACT_GRANT: AF-AFOSR-88-0119
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Public
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