Ionization effects and linear stability in a coaxial plasma device


KURT E. , Kurt H. H. , Bayhan U.

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, cilt.7, ss.123-129, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/s11534-008-0135-9
  • Dergi Adı: CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-129

Özet

A 2-D computer simulation of a coaxial plasma device depending on the conservation equations of electrons, ions and excited atoms together with the Poisson equation for a plasma gun is carried out. Some characteristics of the plasma focus device (PF) such as critical wave numbers a(c) and voltages U-c in the cases of various pressures P are estimated in order to satisfy the necessary conditions of traveling particle densities (i.e. plasma patterns) via a linear analysis. Oscillatory solutions are characterized by a nonzero imaginary part of the growth rate (sic)(sigma) for all cases. The model also predicts the minimal voltage ranges of the system for certain pressure intervals.