Mechanism of stepped leaders in a simple discharge model

Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Sahim M. Kourkouss

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    We construct a one-dimensional model for the stepped leader in the filamental discharge by simplifying an electriccircuit model of discharge. We find that the leader of the discharge moves stepwise by direct numerical simulations, and then we try to understand the mechanism of the stepwise motion by reducing the spatially extended system to the dynamics of the tip position of the discharge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number094003
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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