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Numerical model of plasma double layers using the Vlasov equation

  • Lloyd E. Johnson (a1)


The one-dimensional plasma double layer is modelled by numerically integrating the time-dependent Vlasov and Poisson equations. A constant magnetic field at an arbitrary angle with respect to the layer is included. The model shows that such a plasma region can generate as well as reflect Langmuir waves and shows how RF emission may arise. An axial magnetic field does not inhibit the formation of a double layer, although a non-axial field may do so.



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Numerical model of plasma double layers using the Vlasov equation

  • Lloyd E. Johnson (a1)


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