Interacting kinetics of neutral and ionic species in an atmospheric-pressure helium-oxygen plasma with humid air impurities. Murakami, T; Niemi, K; Gans, T; O’Connell, D; Graham, W.G. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2013
Computational techniques for describing and predicting plasma properties. Accurate and well benchmarked simulations and models can predict new power coupling and distribution mechanisms, excitation schemes and configurations.
About the Research Area
Plasma modelling and simulations are essential tools in the field of plasmas, helping us understand and predict the behaviour of plasmas in various applications, from fusion energy to plasma processing. By utilising mathematical models and computer simulations, we can gain insight into the complex and dynamic behaviour of plasmas and develop new techniques and technologies to manipulate and control them. Plasma modelling and simulation techniques include particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations, fluid simulations and hybrid models, each with its own advantages and limitations for different types of plasma applications. Plasma simulations coupled with diagnostics are particularly powerful in gaining a more complete understanding of plasma behaviour, and thus optimise plasma sources and develop new plasma-based technologies.