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Self-similar neutral-plasma isothermal expansion into a vacuum
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10.1063/1.2837455
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Self-similar variable and ion velocity , for and . For , increases with from and tends to but cannot reach as . As shown by the curve, the ion velocity increases from to positive infinity. For , decreases with from and also tends to but cannot reach as . The ion velocity increases from to positive infinity.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Electric potential and plasma density , for and . (a) The plasma density decreases with from the initial density to zero as . For , the slope of the density with respect to at is very large, while the slope of the density with respect to for is small. (b) and decreases with and tends to negative infinity as for . For , and decreases with and tends to negative infinity due to decreases with and tends to , as shown by Fig. 1.

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Scitation: Self-similar neutral-plasma isothermal expansion into a vacuum
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10.1063/1.2837455
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