Publications and responsibilities
Streamer propagation along a profiled dielectric surface
3D fluid modeling of positive streamer discharges in air with stochastic photoionization
Streamer discharges are thin plasma channels that precede lightning and sparks. They usually evolve in bundles as stochastic tree-like structures and are inherently difficult to model due to their multiscale nature. In this paper, we perform a computer investigation of positive streamer discharges...
Streamer and surface charge dynamics in non-uniform air gaps with a dielectric barrier
Adaptive multiscale methods for 3D streamer discharges in air
We discuss spatially and temporally adaptive implicit-explicit (IMEX) methods for parallel simulations of three-dimensional fluid streamer discharges in atmospheric air. We examine strategies for advancing the fluid equations and elliptic transport equations (e.g. Poisson) with different time steps...
An adaptive Cartesian embedded boundary approach for fluid simulations of two- and three-dimensional low temperature plasma filaments in complex geometries
We review a scalable two- and three-dimensional computer code for low-temperature plasma simulations in multi-material complex geometries. Our approach is based on embedded boundary (EB) finite volume discretizations of the minimal fluid-plasma model on adaptive Cartesian grids, extended to also...
Single-cycle coherent terahertz-pulse propagation in rigid-rotor molecular media
... We theoretically analyze linear and nonlinear coherent propagation of linearly polarized, plane-wave, resonant single-cycle terahertz pulses through spatially extended rigid-rotor molecular media. Our model incorporates mixed state medium preparation, nonperturbative nonlinearities, saturation...