Gas mixing with pulsed optical lattices

Cedrick G. Ngalande, Sergey F. Gimelshein, Mikhail N. Shneider

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A two-step kinetic/continuum approach has been used to study the ability of optical lattices to improve mixing rates of neutral gas mixtures. The kinetic step uses the direct simulation Monte Carlo method to model the gas-lattice interaction over the laser pulse period. The continuum step based on the solution of Navier-Stokes equations utilizes the kinetic solution as initial condition, and predicts the gas evolution at spatial and temporal scales larger than those associated with the optical lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number128101
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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