Expansion of Titan atmosphere

S. Salem, W. M. Moslem, A. Radi

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Self-similar plasma expansion approach is used to solve a plasma model based on the losing phenomenon of Titan atmospheric composition. To this purpose, a set of hydrodynamic fluid equations describing a plasma consisting of two positive ions with different masses and isothermal electrons is used. With the aid of self-similar transformation, numerical solution of the fluid equations has been performed to examine the density, velocity, and potential profiles. The effects of different plasma parameters, i.e., density and temperature ratios, are studied on the expanding plasma profiles. The present investigation could be useful to recognize the ionized particles escaping from Titan atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052901
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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