A theory for freezing of electron processes in lowtemperature plasma jets

  • A. B. Vasil'eva
  • Yu. S. Sayasov


The question of finding the asymptotic values of the relative election concentrations obtained when the gas temperature and pressure along the streamliner are reduced naturally arises in a number of problems in ionized-gas dynamics. An example of such a problem is that of the flow of a low-temperature plasma in a divergent nozzle. In this case, the velocities of all elementary processes approach zero in proportion to distance from the critical section of the nozzle, due to the marked temperature and pressure drops in the nozzle. Hence, it follows that the relative electron concentration must approach some constant value, which is called the frozen concentration. The study of these processes is of great importance as applied to rocket-engine nozzles [1] and magnetohydrodynamic equipment.


Mathematical Modeling Mechanical Engineer Pressure Drop Industrial Mathematic Electron Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Vasil'eva
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Sayasov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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