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Molecular dynamics simulations of the equilibrium dynamics of non-ideal plasmas

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Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are used to compute the equilibrium dynamics of a single component fluid with Yukawa interaction potential v(r) = (Ze)^2 exp(−r/λs )/4π eps_0 r. This system, which is known as the Yukawa one-component plasma (YOCP), represents a simplified description of a non-ideal plasma consisting of ions, charge Ze, and electrons.

For finite screening lengths λs, the MD results are used to investigate the domain of validity of the hydrodynamic description, i.e....

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Physics
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Atomic & Laser Physics
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Physics
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Physics
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Mithen, J
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2012-10-26

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