Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 43–65 | Cite as

Classical coulomb systems near a plane wall. I

  • B. Jancovici
Articles

Abstract

The equilibrium structure of classical Coulomb systems bounded by a plane wall is studied near that wall. Several models are considered: the two-dimensional one-component plasma at a special value of the coupling constant (which makes the model exactly soluble), the two-dimensional and three-dimensional one-component and two-component plasmas in the weak-coupling limit (a Debye-Hückel type of approach is then used). Along a wall, the pair correlation functions decay only as an inverse power of the distancer, namely, asr −v for av-dimensional system (v=2,3). The one-body densities are also studied; the first BGY equation is used.

Key words

Coulomb systems plasmas surface properties walls correlations density 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jancovici
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes EnergiesUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire associé au Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueFrance

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