DTU Physics and DTU Space, we study various kind of plasma phenomena.
Plasma is sometimes referred to as the “fourth state of matter”
and consists of ionized gas where some of the ions and electrons are
free. The research group at DTU Physics focuses on fusion plasmas, a
promising candidate to mimic the plasma of the Sun here on Earth
producing green energy, whilst the group at DTU Space investigates
streamer discharges, plasma channels forming the early stages of
student project is part of a collaborative effort between the two
institutes synergizing their computational tools. The purpose of this
project is to understand how these codes work and to carve out their
similarities and differences by simulating the motion of electrons
through air with these different codes and comparing their results.
project consists of a literature study into the fusion and discharge
plasmas and their computational treatment, performing numerical
simulations and conclusively post-processing and describing of
simulation results. Optionally, if time permits, a first step into
coupling these codes to each other, can be taken, see e.g. [C. Li et
al., 2012. Spatially hybrid computations for streamer discharges: II.
Fully 3D simulations. J. Comp. Phys., vol. 231, pp. 1020–1050].
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