Another simulation LPPFusion is working on is modeling the early stages of the current sheath within the plasma. This original simulation software is being developed by LPPFusion Simulations Researcher Dr. Warwick Dumas. It differs from the most common plasma simulations, called MHD, in accurately distinguishing the way electrons and ions behave when they are moving in the direction of the magnetic field, as compared with when they are moving across the field.

The MHD approximation assumes that the particle acts the same way in all directions. This assumption leads to wrong models in our plasma focus device, because of its powerful magnetic fields.

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