Path integral approach for Stark broadening of Lyman lines in hydrogen plasma

N. Bedida, M. Difallah, M. T. Meftah, H. Reinholz, G. Röpke

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


New results for Lyman lines from hydrogen plasmas are presented using the path integral approach. The influence of plasma components (electrons and ions) on the radiator is analysed separately. The ionic contribution is treated within the path integral approach, while the electronic contribution is estimated by the standard collision operator. The Stark effect, including the ion quadrupole contribution, is considered. The time-dependent ionic microfield is treated within the path integral approximation using the model microfield method (MMM). The comparison with the quantum statistical approach is performed using a wide range of temperatures (T = 104–107 K) and electron densities (Ne = 1023–1026 m−3). Good agreement is mainly obtained for low density and high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


Cite this