Computer simulation of Langmuir collapse

A. I. Dyachenko, A. N. Pushkarev, A. M. Rubenchik, R. Z. Sagdeev, V. F. Shvets, V. E. Zakharov

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The problem of Langmuir wave collapse in 2D and 3D plasma is considered. A new approach for computer simulation of this phenomenon is proposed, which includes two different theoretical models: averaged dynamical equations and Vlasov's set of equations. It allows to take into account all essential effects during the whole process of collapse and, hence, to get a reliable picture of the collapse in detail and to save markedly computer resources. Peculiarities of the numeric methods are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-102
Number of pages25
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes


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