The microfield distribution function in clusters is investigated numerically by the molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. The results obtained are compared with the microfield distribution in an unbounded plasma. The calculated distributions are shown to have the same asymptotic forms. The position of the maximum and the existence of additional extrema depend on the size and type of cluster. The dependence of the probabilistic average and dispersion of the microfield distribution function on the number of particles in the cluster is studied.
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Original Russian Text © S.A. Mayorov, A.A. Shcherbakov, 2009, published in Prikladnaya Fizika, 2009, No. 4, pp. 41–46.
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Mayorov, S.A., Shcherbakov, A.A. Distribution of the coulomb microfield inside an ion cluster. Plasma Phys. Rep. 36, 1103–1106 (2010) doi:10.1134/S1063780X10130039
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