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Velocity Relaxation in a Strongly Coupled Plasma

Authors
  • Bannasch, G.
  • Castro, J.
  • McQuillen, P.
  • Pohl, T.
  • Killian, T. C.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Feb 25, 2013
Submission Date
Feb 25, 2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.185008
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

Collisional relaxation of Coulomb systems is studied in the strongly coupled regime. We use an optical pump-probe approach to manipulate and monitor the dynamics of ions in an ultracold neutral plasma, which allows direct measurement of relaxation rates in a regime where common Landau-Spitzer theory breaks down. Numerical simulations confirm the experimental results and display non-Markovian dynamics at early times.

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