Computer Simulation of Bounded Plasma Systems,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB
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The physical and numerical problems of kinetic simulation of a bounded electrostatic plasma system in one planar dimension are examined, and solutions to them are presented. These problems include particle absorption, reflection and emission at boundaries, the solution of Poissons equation under non-periodic boundary conditions, and the treatment of an external circuit connecting the boundaries. Some comments are also made regarding the problems of higher dimensions. The methods which are described here are implemented in a code named PDW1.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics