By David Salzmann
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The average exchange interaction is expressed in terms of a repulsive potential. It is represented in the form of the Slater exchange potential, Here an extra factor of ne(r) was added to get the exchange energy per unit volume. A factor of 2/3 should be inserted if a Kohn-Sham (Kohn and Sham, 1965) exchange potential is used. A more refined exchange potential was proposed by Lindgren and Rosen (Rosen and Lindgren 1972, Cowan 1981), which gives results intermediate between the Slater and the Kohn-Sham formulas.
Also, the average oscillator strength of an allowed transition, lsag-2piru, for ions in close encounter is significantly altered relative to the isolated ion case. A more complete study was carried out by J. Stein and D. , 1991) for a plasma consisting of identical ions. For this purpose they developed a cylindrically symmetric ion sphere model that takes into account the electrostatic potential generated by both the central ion and its nearest neighbor. /«,-. The boundary conditions are the following: (i) the potential is zero on and beyond the truncated spheres boundaries, and (ii) the normal component of the electrostatic field (the component parallel to the line connecting the two nuclei) is zero on the surface that separates the two spheres.
MODELING OF THE ATOMIC POTENTIAL IN HOT PLASMAS 49 Other attempts to calculate the nearest neighbor effects in dense plasmas were made by Malnoult, d'Etat, and Nguyen (1989) who have carried out the calculation of a similar two-centered system using elliptical coordinates. 7). They defined the molecular envelope as the equipotential that satisfies the electrical neutrality condition. This choice assures, through Gauss's law, that the normal electric field to this surface vanishes (Dirichlet boundary condition).
Atomic Physics in Hot Plasmas by David Salzmann