Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 82 Issue 6 June 2014 pp 1075-1084 Research Articles
This paper presents the experimental studies on self-breakdown-based single-gap plasma cathode electron (PCE) gun (5–20 kV/50–160 A) in argon, gas atmosphere and its performance evaluation based on particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation code `OOPIC-Pro’.The PCE-Gun works in conducting phase (low energy, high current) of pseudospark discharge. It produces an intense electron beam, which can propagate more than 200 mm in the drift space region without external magnetic field. The profile of this beam in the drift space region at different breakdown conditions (i.e., gas pressures and applied voltages) has been studied and the experimental results are compared with simulated values. It is demonstrated that ∼30% beam current is lost during the propagation possibly due to space charge neutralization and collisions with neutral particles and walls.
Volume 93 Issue 6 December 2019 Article ID 0099 Research Article
This paper discusses the effect of heat and mass flux on the natural convective laminar flow of a viscous incompressible fluid under the influence of radiation, magnetic field and Joule heating. The partial differentialequations related to the problem have been changed as a set of ordinary differential equations employing non-dimensional quantities. Semianalytical approach such as the Adomian decomposition method (ADM) is employedto solve the system of ordinary differential equations. The behaviour of characterising parameters on the velocity, heat and mass transfer profiles, and the engineering quantities of interest, i.e. skin friction, heat and mass transfer rates and other indices are presented through graphs
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