Broadening of the Raman resonance in photon scattering in plasmas

V. N. Tsytovich, R. Bingham, U. De Angelis, A. Forlani

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The broadening of the Raman resonance, due to the Doppler effect and particle collisions, is considered for the scattering of radiation in plasmas. The result is used to calculate the transport cross-section for the plasma in the solar interior and it is shown that the broadening effect can reduce the solar opacity. This result should therefore be taken into account in the Standard Solar Model, since a reduced opacity can change the predicted core temperature and hence the predicted flux of solar neutrinos.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-796
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996


  • fluxes
  • solar interior
  • neutrino
  • opacities
  • opacity
  • plasma
  • raman
  • resonance
  • scattering
  • temperature
  • transport
  • radiation


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