Plasma Theory and Simulation.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 1 Apr-30 Jun 80,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB
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The study of the lower-hybrid drift instability has been expanded from one dimensional simulation using a hybrid ES1 code two dimensional simulation which allows us to study the nonlocal effects and the diffusion phenomena using the EZOHAR code. Similar to the one dimensional simulation, a slab shape is assumed and the equilibria are functions of x only. The drift velocity is in the y direction and the magnetic field is in the z direction. The simulations are carried out in the x-y plane. In our previous one dimensional simulations, ions were treated as fully nonlinear particles and electrons only appeared in a linear electron susceptibility. Now both ions and electrons are fully nonlinear particle therefore, all the electron nonlinearities can be studied. We still restrict our simulation to a zero-beta plasma. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Computer Programming and Software
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics