Recent Developments in the Statistical Mechanics of Plasmas

  • Hugh DeWitt


A plasma is an ionized gas at any density and temperature: for example, stellar interiors. Such a gas differs from every other gas in that each particle feels the effects of all other particles because of the infinite range of the Coulomb force acting between every pair of charged particles. By contrast, in an ordinary nonideal gas, say, argon, each atom feels only the force from its nearest neighbor.


Random Phase Approximation Plasma Oscillation Stellar Interior Grand Partition Function Direct Coulomb Interaction 


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© Plenum Press 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh DeWitt
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  1. 1.Lawrence Radiation LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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