Quantum Statistics of Nonideal Plasmas

This book deals with the statistical theory of strongly coupled Coulomb systems. After an elementary introduction to the physics of nonideal plasmas, a presentation of the method of (nonequilibrium) Green's functions is given. On this basis, the dielectric, thermodynamic, transport, and relaxat...

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Main Authors: Kremp, Dietrich, Schlanges, Manfred (Author), Kraeft, Wolf-Dietrich (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005, 2005
Edition:1st ed. 2005
Series:Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book deals with the statistical theory of strongly coupled Coulomb systems. After an elementary introduction to the physics of nonideal plasmas, a presentation of the method of (nonequilibrium) Green's functions is given. On this basis, the dielectric, thermodynamic, transport, and relaxation properties are discussed systematically. Especially, the behavior of bound states in the surrounding plasma (lowering of the ionization energy), the ionization kinetics, and the equation of state of dense partially ionized hydrogen are each carefully investigated. Furthermore, generalized kinetic equations are derived which are also valid for short time scales. They are applied to ultra-fast processes and to plasmas in laser fields
Physical Description:XII, 528 p online resource
ISBN:9783540263357