Implicit two-fluid simulation of electron transport in a plasma erosion opening switch [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1986. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 6 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The two-dimensional implicit code ANTHEM is used to model electron transport in Plasma Opening Switches. We look at low density (approx.4 x 10/sup 12/cm/sup -3/) switches at initial plasma temperatures as low as 5 eV. Two-fluid modeling (ions and electrons with inertia) and implicit determination of the fields is employed to allow time steps well in excess of the inverse plasma period, and cell sizes much larger than a Debye length - with the avoidance of the finite grid anomalous plasma heating characteristic of particle codes. Features indicative of both erosion and E > B plasma drift are manifest in the simulations.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1986., "la-ur-86-1977", " conf-8606131-2", " conf-860665-16", "DE86012379", 2. international topical symposium on ICF research by high-power beams, Nagaoka, Japan, 16 Jun 1986., and Wallace, J.M.; Mason, R.J.; Lee, K.
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