Description: The steady-state energy distribution is obtained for a group of initially monoenergetic charged particles slowing down in a filly ionized gas. The distribution function is obtained analytically by solving the FokkerPlanck equation in energy space. With reference to thermonuclear reactions, the results obtained suggest that in some situations the contribution of the slowingdown distribution to the reaction rate may be significant. (auth)
Date: May 1, 1958
Creator: Kidder, R. E.
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