Kinetic approach for the ion drag force in a collisional plasma

  • Ivlev A
  • Zhdanov S
  • Khrapak S
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Abstract

The linear kinetic approach to calculate the ion drag force in a collisional
plasma is generalized. The model collision integral (for ion-neutral
collisions) is discussed and employed to calculate the plasma response
for arbitrary velocity of the plasma flow and arbitrary frequency
of the collisions. The derived plasma response is used to calculate
the self-consistent force on the test charged particle. The obtained
results are compared to those of the traditional pair collision approach,
and the importance of the self-consistent kinetic consideration is
highlighted. In conclusion, the applicability of the proposed approach
is discussed.

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Authors

  • A. V. Ivlev

  • S. K. Zhdanov

  • S. A. Khrapak

  • G. E. Morfill

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