|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Subject Keyword||PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ COULOMB SCATTERING ♦ IONS ♦ LAGUERRE POLYNOMIALS ♦ PARTICLES ♦ PLASMA ♦ POTENTIALS ♦ SLOWING-DOWN ♦ SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION ♦ VELOCITY|
|Abstract||The spherical coordinates expressions of the Rosenbluth potentials are applied to the field particle portion in the linearized Coulomb collision operator. The Sonine (generalized Laguerre) polynomial expansion formulas for this operator allowing general field particles' velocity distributions are derived. An important application area of these formulas is the study of flows of thermalized particles in NBI-heated or burning plasmas since the energy space structure of the fast ions' slowing down velocity distribution cannot be expressed by usual orthogonal polynomial expansions, and since the Galilean invariant property and the momentum conservation of the collision must be distinguished there.|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Place||United States|
|Journal||Physics of Plasmas|
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