Young-Dae Jung and D. Kato


Electron Collision Effects on the Bremsstrahlung Emission in Lorentzian Plasmas

Date of publication:

June 30, 2009

Key words:

electron-ion bremsstrahlung radiation, Lorentzian plasma


The electron-electron collision effects on the electron-ion bemsstranhlung process are investigated in warm Lorentzian plasmas. The effective electron-ion interaction potential is obtained by including the far-field terms caused by the electron-electron collisions with the effective Debye length in Lorentzian plasmas. The bremsstranhlung radiation cross section is obtained as a function of the electron energy, photon energy, collision frequency, spectral index, and Debye length using the Born approximation for the initial and final states of the projectile electron. It is shown that the non-Maxwellian character suppresses the bremsstrahlung radiation cross section. It is also shown that the electron-electron collision effect enhances the bremsstrahlung emission spectrum. In addition, the bremsstrahlung radiation cross section decreases with an increase of the plasma temperature.

List of NIFS Report (2009)Return toContents Page Return toNIFS Homepage