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A classical approach is used to calculate deflection angle and cross-sections for elastic collisions between protons and the noble gas atoms. Characteristic integrals which determine the collision rates needed for the kinetic description of these processes in a background plasma with Maxwellian ion distribution are calculated. Data fits are presented for the total cross-section, the diffusion cross-section, the viscosity cross-section, and the characteristic integrals which are needed both for the kinetic and hydrodynamic description.

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Authors: BACHMANN P, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);BELITZ H J, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 8/5 EN (1995) 87 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
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