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Molecular-dynamic calculation of the relaxation of the electron energy distribution function in a plasma

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A molecular-dynamic (MD) code for calculating the relaxation of an arbitrary electron energy distribution in a plasma was described. The MD approach provided a more fundamental set of equations, with fewer assumptions. The accuracy of the MD approach was proved by comparing its results with the Monte Carlo and Fokker-Planck codes using a set of plasma parameters for which the Fokker-Planck calculation gave incorrect results. Calculating energy relaxation in plasmas proved important for the un...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Journal:
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume:
68
Issue:
5 2
Pages:
564011-564018
Publication date:
2003-11-05
ISSN:
1063-651X
URN:
uuid:c53f45ed-7488-4a70-a11d-ee82782d3e7c
Source identifiers:
344048
Local pid:
pubs:344048
Language:
English

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