The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 313–318 | Cite as

Computational study of plasma-solid interaction in argon plasma with inclusion of magnetic field

Topical issue: 23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology

Abstract

In the presented contribution two groups of techniques of computational physics were used for the study of sheath structure in the DC glow discharge in argon plasma – the fluid modelling describing macroscopic plasma phenomena and the particle modelling providing more detailed insight into the plasma processes. A comparison of different computational methods is given with attention to the efficiency of computer codes in two dimensions. Another point of interest is the inclusion of external magnetic field into the models and its effect on the sheath structure.

PACS

52.40.Kh Plasma sheaths 52.65.-y Plasma simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surface and Plasma ScienceFaculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles UniversityPrague 8Czech Republic

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