A uid model of plasma transport is developed to reproduce a plasma pattern induced by microwave irradiation when an external magnetic field is applied to the breakdown volume. Transport coefficients in the uid model are evaluated using a fully kinetic simulation under a magnetic field to maintain consistency of electron transport between the particle and uid models. The electron-density profile and propagation speed of the ionization front obtained by the uid model agree with those of the particle model. Multidimensional or longer time-scale simulations can be conducted using the uid model in the case of the application of an external magnetic field, with the simulation reducing computational cost compared to the fully kinetic model.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Nov 7|
|Event||28th Annual IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, CCP 2016 - Pretoria, South Africa|
Duration: 2016 Jul 10 → 2016 Jul 14
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)