Scaling of the Time Dependent SGEMP Boundary Layer.
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The authors discuss the scaling laws for the time dependent behavior of the one dimensional SGEMP electron boundary layer. For an X-ray pulse that is constant in time or rises like any given power of time a single solution suffices for all fluxes. For a more realistic time history with a finite FWHM, the equations reduce to a single parameter family, the parameter being the ratio of the pulse FWHM to the characteristic plasma period. For the time behavior, the unit of time is taken as the FWHM. Both the scaled Boltzmann Equation and Newtons Equations are presented.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics