First Advisor

Erik Sánchez

Date of Award

8-18-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics and University Honors

Department

Physics

Language

English

Subjects

Finite Difference Time Domain, Particle In Cell, Inertial Electrostatic Confinement, Fusion, Ion Source

DOI

10.15760/honors.955

Abstract

Radio frequency (RF) plasma sources are common tool for application and study, and of particular interest for inertial electrostatic (IEC) fusion. Computational analysis is often carried out using particle in cell (PIC) methods or finite difference time domain (FDTD). However, a more holistic analysis is necessary as the particle distribution is highly dependant on the fields created by the plasma source. Herein, an analysis of a particular planar RF electrode with deuterium gas is provided which covers the fields and the particle behaviour using first FDTD then PIC. Further applications are discussed as well as further directions for this study.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33557

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