Kinetic theoretical and fluid modelling of plasmas and swarms: the big picture

Robson, R.E., Nicoletopoulos, P., Li, B., and White, Ronald (2008) Kinetic theoretical and fluid modelling of plasmas and swarms: the big picture. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 17 (2). pp. 24020-24026.

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Abstract

Since the 1950s there has been great progress in the fundamental kinetic theory of charged particles (electrons, positrons, muons and ions) in gases, but many of the ideas and results have still to find their way into modern low temperature plasma physics. This paper stresses the bigger picture, in the context of the kinetic theory of gases and fluid modelling, with a view to reconciling the plasma and swarm literature. We focus especially on the importance of a unified approach to transport analysis, appropriate to all types of charged particles in all situations. We discuss both plasmas and swarms in general, and make recommendations for 'best practice' in both kinetic theoretical and fluid modelling.

Item ID: 7029
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: plasma; Boltzmann equation; swarms
ISSN: 1361-6595
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 05:33
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 60%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020204 Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges @ 40%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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