Effective Field Theory for Quasi-Classical Plasmas

  title={Effective Field Theory for Quasi-Classical Plasmas},
  author={Lowell S. Brown and Laurence G. Yaffe},
We examine the equilibrium properties of hot, dilute, non-relativistic plasmas. The partition function and density correlation functions of a classical plasma with several species are expressed in terms of a functional integral over electrostatic potential distributions. This is a convenient formulation for performing a well-defined perturbative expansion. The leading order, field-theoretic tree approximation automatically includes the effects of De-bye screening. (No further partial… CONTINUE READING