A Fluid Dynamics Model for a Plasma Ion Acceleration System

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We present preliminary results of some simulations for a plasma ion acceleration system, which we plan to construct. This system tires to model the complex interactions between the multiple species of ions (about 5) used as the medium for particle acceleration. By modeling the ion species as fluids with the use of the well known magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations, Mac Cormack’s method, a numerical technique commonly used in fluid dynamics simulations can be utilized.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: March 19, 2001
Pages: 239 - 241
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip
ISBN: 0-9708275-0-4