Particle in cell simulation of low temperature laboratory plasmas

K. Matyash, R. Schneider, F. Taccogna, A. Hatayama, S. Longo, M. Capitelli, D. Tskhakaya, F. X. Bronold

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Several applications of PIC simulations for understanding basic physics phenomena in low-temperature plasmas are presented: capacitive radiofrequency discharges in Oxygen, dusty plasmas and negative ion sources for heating of fusion plasmas. The analysis of these systems based on their microscopic properties as accessible with PIC gives improved insight into their complex behavior. These studies are results of joint efforts over about one decade of research groups from Greifswald University, Germany; Bari University, Italy; Keio University, Japan and Innsbruck University, Austria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-634
Number of pages40
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Dusty plasmas
  • Negative ion sources
  • Particle-in-cell
  • RF discharges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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