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Elementary Processes in Hydrogen-Helium Plasmas

Cross Sections and Reaction Rate Coefficients

  • Ratko K. Janev
  • William D. Langer
  • Douglass E. PostJr.
  • Kenneth EvansJr.

Part of the Springer Series on Atoms+Plasmas book series (SSAOPP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-6
  2. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 7-15
  3. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 17-114
  4. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 115-166
  5. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 167-179
  6. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 181-193
  7. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 195-216
  8. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 217-231
  9. Ratko K. Janev, William D. Langer, Douglass E. Post Jr., Kenneth Evans Jr.
    Pages 233-312
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 313-328

About this book

Introduction

Atomic and molecular processes play an important role in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas for a wide range of conditions, and determine, in part, their electrical, transport, thermal, and radiation properties. The study of these and other plasma properties requires a knowledge of the cross sections, reaction rate coefficients, and inelastic energy transfers for a variety of collisional reactions. In this review, we provide quantitative information about the most important collision processes occurring in hy­ drogen, helium, and hydrogen-helium plasmas in the temperature range from 0. 1 eV to 20 keY. The material presented here is based on published atomic and molecular collision data, theoretical calculations, and appro­ priate extrapolation and interpolation procedures. This review gives the properties of each reaction, graphs of the cross sections and reaction rate coeffiCients, and the coefficients of analytical fits for these quantities. We present this information in a form that will enable researchers who are not experts in atomic physics to use the data easily. The authors thank their colleagues at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and in the atomic physics community who have made many useful suggestions for the selection and presentation o. f t. he material. We gratefully acknowledge the excellent technical assistance of Elizabeth Carey for the typing, and Bernie Giehl for the drafting. This work was supported in part by the U. S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC02-76-CHO-3073. Princeton, USA R. K. Janev W. D. Langer September, 1987 K. Evans, Jr. , D. E.

Keywords

Cross section Plasma collision plasma physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ratko K. Janev
    • 1
  • William D. Langer
    • 2
  • Douglass E. PostJr.
    • 2
  • Kenneth EvansJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsBelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.PrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Argonne Nat. LaboratoryArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71935-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71937-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71935-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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