Stopping Power and Partial Stopping Power Effective Charge in The Plasma


  • Maryam Yahya Al-Abdallah Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.
  • Baida M. Ahmed Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.
  • Khalid A. Ahmed Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.



Stopping power, partial stopping power, Charge state in plasma, energy loss, dielectric function


The energy losses of ions moving in an electron gas can be studied through the stopping power of the medium. A large number of calculations of the stopping power of ions and electrons in plasmas have been carried out using the random phase approximation (RPA) in the dielectric formalism, for low and high energies. Then we calculated the partial stopping power effective charge (PSPEC) from the energy loss of an incident proton, Ar-ion, and He-ion in target plasma. The Brandt-Kitagawa (BK) model is used to describe the projectile charge fraction (q) and calculate the stopping power and PSPEC, which depends on temperature and electron density ρ(k) of the plasma. This is a topic of relevance to understanding the beam-target interaction in the contexts of particle driven fusion. The presented study is formulated in terms of classical dielectric functions. The programming language Fortran - 90 was used for a required calculation. In the present work, three systems of plasma (Z-pinch, Tokamak, ICF) for different temperatures and densities were covered. Additionally, a comparison has been done with the previous work of plasma.


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M. Y. Al-Abdallah, B. M. Ahmed, and K. A. Ahmed, “Stopping Power and Partial Stopping Power Effective Charge in The Plasma”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 45–50, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v31i2.758.

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