TY - JOUR
AB - Large-angle Coulomb collisions allow for the exchange of a significant proportion of the energy of a particle in a single collision, but are not included in models of plasmas based on fluids, the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation, or currently available plasma Monte Carlo techniques. Their unique effects include the creation of fast ‘knock-on’ ions, which may be more likely to undergo certain reactions, and distortions to ion distribution functions relative to what is predicted by small-angle collision only theories. We present a computational method which uses Monte Carlo techniques to include the effects of large-angle Coulomb collisions in plasmas and which self-consistently evolves distribution functions according to the creation of knock-on ions of any generation. The method is used to demonstrate ion distribution function distortions in an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) relevant scenario of the slowing of fusion products.
AU - Turrell,AE
AU - Sherlock,M
AU - Rose,SJ
DO - 10.1016/j.jcp.2015.06.034
EP - 155
PY - 2015///
SN - 1090-2716
SP - 144
TI - Self-consistent inclusion of classical large-angle Coulomb collisions in plasma Monte Carlo simulations
T2 - Journal of Computational Physics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2015.06.034
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/25030
VL - 299
ER -