Effect of collisions on the plasma line of the electron density fluctuation spectrum

@inproceedings{Swift1974EffectOC,
  title={Effect of collisions on the plasma line of the electron density fluctuation spectrum},
  author={Daniel W. Swift},
  year={1974}
}
The Klimontovich‐Dupree formalism is used to investigate the effect of electron‐neutral collisions on the plasma line of the electron density fluctuation spectrum. The Fourier transform of the fluctuation electron number density is calculated by integrating along electron trajectories consisting of straight‐line segments joined at electron‐neutral scattering sites. It is shown that the scattering process itself results in the excitation of plasma oscillations and contributes to the plasma line… CONTINUE READING