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Transport Properties of Charged Particles in Low Pressure Plasmas

Zhang, Yunchao


This thesis discusses transport phenomena of charged particles in low pressure plasmas which are of particular interest to electric propulsion systems. Electrons of low collisionality behave nonlocally and their thermodynamic interpretation should be revisited as traditional thermodynamic concepts are based on the collision-dominated local equilibrium. The polytropic process is adapted to nonlocal electron transport during plasma expansion. A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e8886a651


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