TITLE

Nonlinear wake potential and stopping power for charged particles interacting with a one-dimensional electron gas

AUTHOR(S)
Zhang, Ya; Song, Yuan-Hong; Wang, You-Nian
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p112705
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We examine the interaction of particles with a one-dimensional electron gas by employing the quantum hydrodynamic (QHD) theory, where the nonlinear wake potential and stopping power have been numerically calculated by solving the nonlinear QHD equations with flux corrected transport (FCT) numerical method. In our calculation, the nonlinear effects on the wake potential and stopping power are clearly observed and presented. In the moving coordinate, comparisons are made between the nonlinear and linear wake potentials, in which the maximum values are larger and more oscillations appear behind the projectile in a nonlinear case in contrast to that in a linear case. The nonlinear wake potentials show a clear dependence on time, that is, the FCT algorithm solves the nonlinear QHD equations by time integration starting from the initial time. It is shown that the nonlinear effects can enhance the wake potential and stopping power for particle velocities greater than a few Bohr velocities.
ACCESSION #
67538215

 

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