Conference Paper Numerical Study on Anisotropic Ion Temperature in Weakly Ionized Plasma Flowing Supersonically along Open Field Line

LAOSUNTHAR, AMPAN  ,  Laosunthar, Ampan  ,  津野, 聡  ,  Tsuno, Satoshi  ,  赤塚, 洋  ,  AKATSUKA, HIROSHI

2015-08 , King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
We study supersonic flow of weakly ionized plasma through an open magnetic field line. While the flows of ion and neutral are treated by particle-based Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, electron is treated as a fluid. In this study, we find that the ion temperature defined as anisotropic temperature is closer to the experiment result than the isotropic temperature.

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