- Microscale gas breakdown
- Operating modes in field emission assisted microplasmas
- Wave-microplasma interaction
- PlasmaFoam module
- Rarefied gas dynamics
Microscale Gas Breakdown
Field Emission Assisted Microplasmas
plasmaFoam Code Development
The group uses one-dimensional in-house kinetic and fluid codes to develop a fundamental understanding of the physics of microplasmas.
However, in order to extend the studies to higher dimensions, the group devotes attention to implementing a plasma solver in the OpenFOAM framework popular in Computational Fluid Dynamics.
In a nutshell, plasmaFoam will solve the conservation equations (electron and ion continuity, momentum and energy) in a segregated fashion using second-order finite volume schemes that are standard in OpenFOAM.