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Quantum Statistics of Nonideal Plasmas

  • Dietrich Kremp
  • Manfred Schlanges
  • Wolf-Dietrich Kraeft

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 25)

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Green's Functions Ionization Kadanoff-Baym Equations Many Particle Theory Plasma Plasma Phase Transition Quantum Statistics Strongly Coupled Plasmas collision scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Kremp
    • 1
  • Manfred Schlanges
    • 2
  • Wolf-Dietrich Kraeft
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PhysikErnst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137422
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65284-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26335-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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