Dielectric friction in the plasma, harmonic oscillator, and rigid dipole dielectrics

McMahon, D. R. A. (1980) Dielectric friction in the plasma, harmonic oscillator, and rigid dipole dielectrics. Journal of Chemical Physics, 72 2: 1359-1364.

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Author McMahon, D. R. A.
Title Dielectric friction in the plasma, harmonic oscillator, and rigid dipole dielectrics
Journal name Journal of Chemical Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9606
1089-7690
Publication date 1980-01-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 72
Issue 2
Start page 1359
End page 1364
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melville, NY, United States
Publisher A I P Publishing LLC
Language eng
Abstract It is shown that the dielectric friction effect derived by Fatuzzo and Mason and by Nee and Zwanzig for a rigid dipole dielectric is of the same form as that of a harmonic oscillator dielectric satisfying the usual Clausius-Mossotti type complex permittivity. A pseudo-oscillator model is proposed which describes as particular limiting cases the harmonic oscillator dielectric, the plasma, and the high frequency end of the complex permittivity of a dielectric of rigid but rotationally strongly damped dipoles. Dielectric friction is shown to provide the long range coupling required to produce the collective plasma oscillations of a plasma.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
 
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