Potential development and electron energy confinement in an expanding magnetic field divertor geometry

August 2023 | S. Gupta | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

The formation of electrostatic potential in an expanding magnetic field divertor is numerically simulated using a kinetic model. As theoretically expected, the electrostatic potential is formed in the expanding magnetic field…

Ion kinetic effects and instabilities in the plasma flow in the magnetic mirror

November 2022 | M. Jimenez | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Kinetic effects in plasma flow due to a finite ion temperature and ion reflections in a converging–diverging magnetic nozzle are investigated
with collisionless quasineutral hybrid simulations with kinetic ions and isothermal Boltzmann electrons.