Electron-ion Coulomb Bremsstrahlung in nonideal plasmas
Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Ansan,
Kyunggi-Do 425-791, South Korea
Published online: 15 August 2000
The classical electron-ion Coulomb Bremsstrahlung process is investigated in nonideal plasmas. An effective pseudopotential model taking into account the plasma screening and collective effects is applied to describe the electron-ion interaction potential in a classical nonideal plasma. The classical straight-line trajectory method is applied to the motion of the projectile electron in order to visualize the variation of the differential Bremsstrahlung radiation cross-section (DBRCS) as a function of the scaled impact parameter, nonideal plasma parameter, projectile energy, photon energy, and Debye length. The results show that the DBRCS in ideal plasmas described by the Debye-Hückel potential is always greater than that in nonideal plasmas, i.e., the collective effects reduce the DBRCS for both the soft and hard photon cases. For large impact parameters, the DBRCS for the soft photon case is found to be always greater than that for the hard photon case.
PACS: 52.20.-j – Elementary processes in plasma
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000