TY - JOUR

T1 - Test Simulations of the Kinetic Model for the Thermal Force based on the Monte Carlo Binary Collision Model

AU - Homma, Y.

AU - Hatayama, A.

N1 - Copyright:
Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2012/6

Y1 - 2012/6

N2 - We have developed a numerical model of the thermal force based on the Monte Carlo Binary Collision model, where a distorted Maxwellian velocity distribution is used for a background plasma. Our numerical model can be applied to transport simulation of test ions in a high-collisionality background plasma without magnetic field. In this study, by a series of systematic test simulations, we have confirmed the consistency of our numerical modeling approach with the form of the thermal force analytically derived from the distorted Maxwllian velocity distribution. The test of our model has been done with respect to its dependence on parameters such as: (1) direction of the background temperature gradient, (2) test particle mass, (3) background plasma ion species, and (4) background flow velocity.

AB - We have developed a numerical model of the thermal force based on the Monte Carlo Binary Collision model, where a distorted Maxwellian velocity distribution is used for a background plasma. Our numerical model can be applied to transport simulation of test ions in a high-collisionality background plasma without magnetic field. In this study, by a series of systematic test simulations, we have confirmed the consistency of our numerical modeling approach with the form of the thermal force analytically derived from the distorted Maxwllian velocity distribution. The test of our model has been done with respect to its dependence on parameters such as: (1) direction of the background temperature gradient, (2) test particle mass, (3) background plasma ion species, and (4) background flow velocity.

KW - Distorted maxwellian

KW - Monte carlo binary collision model

KW - Numerical model

KW - Thermal force

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U2 - 10.1002/ctpp.201210040

DO - 10.1002/ctpp.201210040

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84863098041

VL - 52

SP - 505

EP - 511

JO - Contributions to Plasma Physics

JF - Contributions to Plasma Physics

SN - 0863-1042

IS - 5-6

ER -