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Ion runaway in lightning discharges

Tünde Fülöp (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik) ; M Landreman
Physical Review Letters (0031-9007). Vol. 111 (2013), p. 015006.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Runaway ions can be produced in plasmas with large electric fields, where the accelerating electric force is augmented by the low mean ionic charge due to the imbalance between the number of electrons and ions. Here we derive an expression for the high-energy tail of the ion distribution function in lightning discharges and investigate the energy range that the ions can reach. We also estimate the corresponding energetic proton and neutron production due to fusion reactions.

Denna post skapades 2013-07-03. Senast ändrad 2014-10-23.
CPL Pubid: 179761


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Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik (2006-2015)


Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

Chalmers infrastruktur