The Hybrid Multiscale Simulation Technology

An Introduction with Application to Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas

  • Alexander S. Lipatov

Part of the Scientific Computation book series (SCIENTCOMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Computational Models and Numerical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Alexander S. Lipatov
      Pages 189-236
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 381-403

About this book


This book is a comprehensive description of hybrid plasma simulation models and will provide a very useful summary and guide to the vast literature on this topic. It addresses researchers and graduate students knowledgeable about computational science and numerical analysis, and can be used in courses on astrophysical and space plasmas. It is also meant for plasma installation designers. The coupled Vlasov--Maxwell equations with collisions describing well the physical system are far too heavy for numerical siumulations. Hybrid models treat some aspects kinetically and some as fluids. In the first part the author discusses hybrid codes, which include a wide spectrum of description for ions, positrons, dust grains, atoms and electrons. In the second part he treats the applications to basic plasma phenomena like particle acceleration and dissipation processes as well as to the global interaction of the solar wind with nonmagnetic planets, comets, and the local interstellar medium.


Hybrid Models Interpolation Maxwell's equations Plasma Plasma Modelling Vlasov-Maxwell Equations collision numerical analysis numerical methods simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander S. Lipatov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dialogue Science - Computing CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Problems of Physics and EnergeticsMoscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyMoscow RegionRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07508-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05012-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-8322
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