Bulletin of the American Physical Society
56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 59, Number 15
Monday–Friday, October 27–31, 2014; New Orleans, Louisiana
Session BP8: Poster Session I: MHD, Energetic Particles, Predictive Modeling, Plasma Surface Interactions; Diagnostic Measurements & Analysis; Non-Neutral, Anti-Matter & Strongly Coupled Plasmas; Plasma Technology
Monday, October 27, 2014
Room: Preservation Hall
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.DPP.BP8.113
Abstract: BP8.00113 : Diffusive Transport Properties Across Coupling Regimes
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Transport properties are poorly known across coupling regimes, therefore understanding them is of importance for theoretical and practical reasons. A useful tool is an ultracold plasma system because of the experimental capability to tune the system to attain Coulomb coupling $\Gamma $ ranging from 0.1 to 1 to 10 with the screening parameter $\kappa $ ranging from 0 to 4 to 8, spanning the regions of the phase diagram from weak to moderate to strongly coupled and screened systems. Strong coupling is possible if Disorder Induced Heating is mitigated which requires a correlated initial ion state . Of particular interest is Rydberg blockaded gas of ultracold atoms where the local blockade effect results in correlations. Predictions of higher coupling in ultracold plasma created from a Rydberg blockaded gas have been reported . In this work we examine the diffusive transport properties of ultracold plasma system using molecular dynamics simulations for experimentally realizable values of $\Gamma $ and $\kappa $ as discussed above.\\[4pt]  M. S. Murillo, Phys. Rev. Lett.~87 (2001).\\[0pt]  G. Bannasch et. al, Phys. Rev. Lett.~110 (2013).
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