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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Abstract

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 ID: 21517
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: distribution function, magnetic fields, monte carlo simulation, swarms, transport coefficients
ISSN: 1939-9375
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 07:23
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 50%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020204 Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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