A discontinuous Galerkin method for the Vlasov-Poisson system

@article{Heath2012ADG,
  title={A discontinuous Galerkin method for the Vlasov-Poisson system},
  author={R. E. Heath and Irene M. Gamba and Philip J. Morrison and C. Michler},
  journal={J. Comput. Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={231},
  pages={1140-1174}
}
A discontinuous Galerkin method for approximating the Vlasov-Poisson system of equations describing the time evolution of a collisionless plasma is proposed. The method is mass conservative and, in the case that piecewise constant functions are used as a basis, the method preserves the positivity of the electron distribution function. The performance of the method is investigated by computing five example problems. In particular, computed results are benchmarked against established theoretical… CONTINUE READING
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