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Numerical modeling of low-pressure plasmas: applications to electric double layers

Meige, Albert

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Inductive plasmas are simulated by using a one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation including Monte Carlo collision techniques (pic/mcc). To model inductive heating, a non-uniform radio-frequency (rf) electric field, perpendicular to the electron motion is included into the classical particle-in-cell scheme. The inductive plasma pic simulation is used to confirm recent experimental results that electric double layers can form in current-free plasmas. These results differ from previous...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-07-13
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/45749
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/45749

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