Some results of dielectric barrier discharge simulations using the PIC code MAGIC

Manuel A. Huerta, Lars D. Ludeking

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of the commercial particle in cell (PIC) code MAGIC for simulations of Dielectric Barrier Discharges (DBD). The simulations are done in pure N2 at atmospheric pressure and last only a few nanoseconds. The only particle creation - destruction effect we consider is the ionization of N2 by electron impact. The important effect of charge exchange of an ion with its parent gas is included. The electron and ion drag cross sections are based on BEB (binary encounter Bethe) cross sections with a low energy correction. The discharge is so fast that the neutral atoms have no time to move and are considered to be at rest. We calculate the momentum imparted to the neutral gas during each time step by collisions with the ions and electrons and also the total accumulated momentum density imparted to the neutral gas during the entire simulation, which is of very small in duration, of the order of 1 ns. At this point MAGIC needs improvements in its drag and ionization cross sections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 25 2009

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Name40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference

Other

Other40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/22/096/25/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Huerta, M. A., & Ludeking, L. D. (2009). Some results of dielectric barrier discharge simulations using the PIC code MAGIC. In 40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference [2009-4067] (40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference).