Publications in Scientific Journals:
M. Gasteiger, D. Tskhakaya:
"On the Electron Distribution Function in the Edge Plasma";
Contribution to Plasma Physics,
In this work we consider the electron kinetic equation and obtain electron velocity distributions and corresponding
moments. This model represents a generalization of Chodura´s  by inclusion of electron-electron and
electron inelastic collisions. We find out that ee collisions in the edge plasma reduce the heat flux significantly
and cannot be neglected. Contrary to this relatively weak inelastic collisions do not affect the electron heat flux.
Plasma edge, Fokker-Plank equation, electron heat flux
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