An analytical solution to the boltzmann-fokker-planck equation for multi-component non-homogeneous plasmas

D. Zoler, S. Cuperman*

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Abstract

The previously obtained analytical solution to the Boltzmann equation for nonhomogeneous plasmas with relative large temperature and density gradients is generalized in the following sense. (i) The relatively simple Bhatnagar, Gross and Krook collision operator is replaced by the Fokker-Planck operator expressed in terms of relaxation rates (slowing down, energy exchange, etc.). (ii) The simple Lorentzian plasma model is replaced by a multi-component plasma model with realistic masses and temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-467
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes

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