Kinetic simulation on ion acoustic wave in gas discharge plasma with convective scheme

Yasushi Matsunaga, Tadatsugu Hatori, Tomokazu Kato

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    In a one-dimensional plasma-sheath system representing a concave quasistationary electric potential typical of a negatively charged system, oscillations of ion are simulated by the aid of a convective scheme useful for weakly ionized plasma, and are theoretically investigated. The frequency spectra of the ion current through a cathode reveal to us that two modes of ion acoustic waves are dominant; a high and a low frequency mode. By deriving a linear differential equation with a dissipation and an ion flow, and taking for granted the sheath width and the distribution of ion flow velocity, the dispersion relation for a finite length system can be calculated. The simulation results, such as the reinforcement of the low frequency mode and the suppression of the high frequency mode, are satisfactorily corroborated by the linear theory. The instabilities of the waves are caused by the asymmetry of boundary conditions and by the dissipative effect.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)784-794
    Number of pages11
    JournalPhysics of Plasmas
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar

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    ion acoustic waves
    gas discharges
    kinetics
    simulation
    low frequencies
    ions
    plasma sheaths
    reinforcement
    sheaths
    ion currents
    differential equations
    dissipation
    flow velocity
    cathodes
    asymmetry
    retarding
    boundary conditions
    oscillations
    electric potential

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    Kinetic simulation on ion acoustic wave in gas discharge plasma with convective scheme. / Matsunaga, Yasushi; Hatori, Tadatsugu; Kato, Tomokazu.

    In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 7, No. 3, 03.2000, p. 784-794.

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    Matsunaga, Yasushi ; Hatori, Tadatsugu ; Kato, Tomokazu. / Kinetic simulation on ion acoustic wave in gas discharge plasma with convective scheme. In: Physics of Plasmas. 2000 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 784-794.
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