Simulating a one-dimensional plasma

  • A. D. Boozera
  • Published 2010
A plasma is an ionized gas in which some of the electrons are free rather than bound to atoms as in an ordinary gas. The behavior of a plasma is more subtle than the behavior of an ordinary gas. In an ordinary gas the dynamics is dominated by two-body collisions, but in a plasma the particles interact via long-range forces, and this interaction causes the… CONTINUE READING