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A Van der Waals-like theory of plasma double layers
External Online Source: doi:10.1063/1.859076
Author and Affiliation:
Katz, Ira(Systems Science and Software, La Jolla, CA, United States)
Davis, V. A.(Systems Science and Software, La Jolla, CA, United States)
Abstract: A theory describing plasma double layers in terms of multiple roots of the charge density expression is presented. The theory presented uses the fact that equilibrium plasmas shield small potential perturbations linearly; for high potentials, the shielding decreases. The approach is analogous to Van der Waals' theory of simple fluids in which inclusion of approximate expressions for both excluded volume and long range attractive forces sufficiently describes the first-order liquid-gas phase transition.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1989
Document ID:
19900023670
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 90A10725
Subject Category: PLASMA PHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Physics of Fluids B (ISSN 0899-8221); 1; 2121-212
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS3-23881
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Systems Science and Software; La Jolla, CA, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CHARGE DISTRIBUTION; COLLISIONLESS PLASMAS; PLASMA LAYERS; VAN DER WAALS FORCES; BACKGROUND RADIATION; DENSITY DISTRIBUTION; EQUILIBRIUM EQUATIONS
Imprint And Other Notes: Physics of Fluids B (ISSN 0899-8221), vol. 1, Oct. 1989, p. 2121-2125.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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