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Title: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Shocks in Two-Dimensional Yukawa Systems [Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Shocks in 2D Yukawa Systems]

Particle-level simulations of shocked plasmas are carried out to examine kinetic properties not captured by hydrodynamic models. In particular, molecular dynamics simulations of 2D Yukawa plasmas with variable couplings and screening lengths are used to examine shock features unique to plasmas, including the presence of dispersive shock structures for weak shocks. A phase-space analysis reveals several kinetic properties, including anisotropic velocity distributions, non-Maxwellian tails, and the presence of fast particles ahead of the shock, even for moderately low Mach numbers. As a result, we also examine the thermodynamics (Rankine-Hugoniot relations) of recent experiments and find no anomalies in their equations of state.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-28297
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Plasma; Shocks; Yukawa
OSTI Identifier:
1441295
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1338865