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Title: Numerical Loading of a Maxwellian Probability Distribution Function

Abstract

A renormalization procedure for the numerical loading of a Maxwellian probability distribution function (PDF) is formulated. The procedure, which involves the solution of three coupled nonlinear equations, yields a numerically loaded PDF with improved properties for higher velocity moments. This method is particularly useful for low-noise particle-in-cell simulations with electron dynamics.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
undefined; USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
813603
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3798
TRN: US0303939
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Mar 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRONS; PROBABILITY; RENORMALIZATION; VELOCITY; COMPUTER SIMULATION; FLUCTUATIONS; KINETIC THEORY

Citation Formats

J. L. V. Lewandowski. Numerical Loading of a Maxwellian Probability Distribution Function. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/813603.
J. L. V. Lewandowski. Numerical Loading of a Maxwellian Probability Distribution Function. United States. doi:10.2172/813603.
J. L. V. Lewandowski. Mon . "Numerical Loading of a Maxwellian Probability Distribution Function". United States. doi:10.2172/813603. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/813603.
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abstractNote = {A renormalization procedure for the numerical loading of a Maxwellian probability distribution function (PDF) is formulated. The procedure, which involves the solution of three coupled nonlinear equations, yields a numerically loaded PDF with improved properties for higher velocity moments. This method is particularly useful for low-noise particle-in-cell simulations with electron dynamics.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2003},
month = {Mon Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2003}
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