- Conference date: 15–20 June 2008
- Location: Valladolid (Spain)
The traditional theory of plasma line broadening is re‐examined to correct for phenom‐enological assumptions regarding charge correlations. Conditions for static ions are assumed, and the ion microfield distribution is introduced without neglecting ion‐electron correlations, and with a precise definition for the ion field at the radiator. Radiator and plasma subsystems are defined so as to make a second order calculation of electron broadening valid for the case of high Z radiators. The electron broadening operator is identified in terms of the fluctuation of the electron density at the radiator, averaged over the entire plasma constrained by a given value for the ion microfield.
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