Bulletin of the American Physical Society
56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 59, Number 15
Monday–Friday, October 27–31, 2014; New Orleans, Louisiana
Session BP8: Poster Session I: MHD, Energetic Particles, Predictive Modeling, Plasma Surface Interactions; Diagnostic Measurements & Analysis; Non-Neutral, Anti-Matter & Strongly Coupled Plasmas; Plasma Technology
Monday, October 27, 2014
Room: Preservation Hall
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.DPP.BP8.89
Abstract: BP8.00089 : Investigation of X-Ray Thomson Scattering Using A Statistical Approach*
Preview Abstract Abstract
We present a statistical method of computing x-ray Thomson scattering signals. This model uses average atom wave functions for both bound and continuum electrons, which are computed in a spherically symmetric, self-consistent potential. The wave functions are used to obtain electron distributions for a statistical approach to computing the scattering signals. We compare the differences between using distorted-wave continuum electrons and free-wave electrons in both the statistical approach and the impulse approximation. The results are compared to various experiments including experimental data taken at Cornell's Laboratory of Plasma Studies.
*Sandia is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.
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