Accession Number:

ADP012554

Title:

Non-Collisional Kinetic Model for Non-Neutral Plasmas in a Penning Trap: General Properties and Stationary Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 2001-31 Mar 2002

Corporate Author:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A non-collisional kinetic model for a non-neutral plasma in a Penning trap is presented. This model describes the evolution of the z-integrated distribution function of the particles, taking into account the three-dimensionality of the problem. The general properties of the model, in particular the conservation laws, are studied. The model is also related to the fluid model proposed by Finn et al. and refined by Coppa et al. Finally, numerical investigations are presented concerning the equilibrium solutions of the model.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE