Spatiotemporal characteristics of charged-particle swarms in orthogonal electric and magnetic fields
Raspopović, Zoran M., Dujko, Saša, White, Ronald D., and Petrović, Zoran Lj. (2011) Spatiotemporal characteristics of charged-particle swarms in orthogonal electric and magnetic fields. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39 (11). pp. 2566-2567.
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Spatially resolved transport properties of a swarm of charged particles in spatially homogeneous and orthogonal dc electric and magnetic fields are investigated using a Monte Carlo simulation technique. The transient spatial profiles of the density and energy distribution function demonstrate an initial periodic structure of similar physical origin to the Franck-Hertz oscillations. It is found that, independent of the presence of a magnetic field, the spatial density profiles of the swarm relax to a Gaussian profile after a sufficient time.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||distribution function, magnetic fields, monte carlo simulation, swarms, transport coefficients|
|Date Deposited:||05 Apr 2012 07:23|
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