Electron captures by positrons from hydrogenic ions in nonideal classical plasmas
Department of Physics, Hanyang University, Ansan, Kyunggi-Do 425-791, South Korea
Revised: 27 April 2000
Published online: 15 November 2000
In nonideal classical plasmas, the electron captures by positrons from hydrogenic ions are investigated. An effective pseudopotential model taking into account the plasma screening effects and collective effects is applied to describe the interaction potential in nonideal plasmas. The classical Bohr-Lindhard model has been applied to obtain the electron capture radius and electron capture probability. The modified hyperbolic trajectory method is applied to the motion of the projectile positron in order to visualize the electron capture probability as a function of the impact parameter, nonideal plasma parameter, projectile velocity, and plasma parameters. The results show that the electron capture probability in nonideal plasmas is always greater than that in ideal plasmas descried by the Debye-Hückel potential, i.e., the collective effect increases the electron capture probability. It is also found that the collective effect is decreased with increasing the projectile velocity.
PACS: 52.20.-j – Elementary processes in plasma
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000