Symmetry in Plasma Turbulence and Modelling of Plasma Flow

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ya'nan Wang
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
Interests: pulsed plasma thrusters; specific impulse; electric discharge
Dr. Yuliang Fu
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Guest Editor
College of Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
Interests: plasma modelling; electric propulsion
Dr. Jiaqi Yan
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Guest Editor
School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
Interests: pulsed discharge; high voltage; high current discharge

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasma flow, often generated in electric arcs, plasma jets and plume, lies in the core position of multiple technologies, including flow control, electric propulsion, plasma-assisted combustion, fuel reforming, surface modification, fusion, etc. As one of the classic symmetry and asymmetry phenomena in plasma flow, turbulence is a state with chaotic structures and dynamics generated by an unstable system and asymmetry electric field. Due to its multiscale, multispecies, and non-equilibrium nature, experimental diagnosis and measurement continue to face enormous difficulties, although significant progress has been made. Thus, an increased demand for numerical modelling and analysis are produced; these may be employed as strong tools with which to deepen our understanding of the basic physics present in plasma flow and turbulence. Usually, their collective behavior is well described by magnetohydrodynamic or multi-fluid equations, and finer structures and kinetic processes can be captured by the particle-in-cell method. In both frameworks, the accurate modelling of plasma flow and turbulence plays a dominant role in the research, and remarkable advancements have been made recently to explain and predict the experimental observations.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a wide variety of papers related to plasma flow and turbulence in aerospace, industry, energy, etc., including, but not being limited to, those focusing on symmetry/asymmetry phenomena and modelling work. In order to grant accessibility to a wide audience, we intend to place a strong emphasis on the topics that may be relevant to the plasma physics of fusion, atmospheric pressure jets, electric propulsion, and pulsed power technology.

Dr. Ya’nan Wang
Dr. Yuliang Fu
Dr. Jiaqi Yan
Guest Editors

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  • plasma turbulence
  • plasma flow
  • fluid and kinetic modelling in plasmas
  • symmetry and asymmetry in plasma
  • magnetized plasma
  • plasma instabilities
  • plasma plume
  • Arc
  • plasma jet

Published Papers

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