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Mean Free Paths and Elastic and Related Transport Cross Sections for Neutrals and Singly Charged Ions of Li, Be, And B In Hydrogen Plasmas

by Predrag S Krstic, David R Schultz
Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Physics of Plasmas
Publication Date
Page Number
053503
Volume
16
Issue
5

The mean free paths are computed from the momentum transfer cross sections associated with collisions of protons with Li, Be, and B and for Li, Li+, Be+, and B+ colliding with atomic hydrogen, for center of mass energies between 0.0001 and 10,000 eV. The elastic and viscosity cross sections are also calculated for these collision systems. A fully quantum mechanical approach has been used up to 100 eV along with a more approximate, quasi-classical method between approximately 0.1 and 10,000 eV.