Volume 12, Issue 3 (Iranian Journal of Physics Research, Fall 2012)                   IJPR 2012, 12(3): 191-197 | Back to browse issues page

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Moridi M, Shokoohi R, Abbasi H. Relativistic simulation of the Vlasov equation for plasma expansion into vacuum. IJPR. 2012; 12 (3) :191-197
URL: http://ijpr.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1152-en.html
Amirkabir University of Technology , moridi_m@aut.ac.ir
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  In this study, relativistic Vlasov simulation of plasma for expansion of collisionless plasma for into vacuum is presented. The model is based on 1+1 dimensional phase space and electrostatic approximation. For this purpose, the electron dynamics is studied by the relativistic Vlasov equation. Regardless of the ions temperature, fluid equations are used for their dynamics. The initial electrons distribution function is the relativistic Maxwellian. The results show that due to the electrons relativistic temperature, the process of the plasma expansion takes place faster, the resulting electric field is stronger and the ions are accelerated to higher velocities, in comparison to the non-relativistic case.

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