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Atoms 2017, 5(4), 34; doi:10.3390/atoms5040034

Effect of Turbulence on Line Shapes in Astrophysical and Fusion Plasmas

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Département de physique, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM UMR 7345, 13397 Marseille CEDEX 20, France
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PRIMALAB, Faculty of Sciences, University of Batna 1, Batna 05000, Algeria
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Academic Editors: Milan S. Dimitrijević and Luka Č. Popović
Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 15 September 2017 / Accepted: 18 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics)
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Abstract

We look at the effect of wave collapse turbulence on a hydrogen line shape in plasma. An atom immersed in plasma affected by strong Langmuir turbulence may be perturbed by a sequence of wave packets with a maximum electric field magnitude that is larger than the Holtsmark field. For such conditions, we propose to calculate the shape of the hydrogen Lyman α Lyman β and Balmer α lines with a numerical integration of the Schrödinger equation coupled to a simulation of a sequence of electric fields modeling the effects of the Langmuir wave. We present and discuss several line profiles of Lyman and Balmer lines. View Full-Text
Keywords: line shape; wave collapse; electric field solitons; plasma turbulence line shape; wave collapse; electric field solitons; plasma turbulence
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Hannachi, I.; Meireni, M.; Génésio, P.; Rosato, J.; Stamm, R.; Marandet, Y. Effect of Turbulence on Line Shapes in Astrophysical and Fusion Plasmas. Atoms 2017, 5, 34.

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