Monte Carlo analysis of ionization effects on spatiotemporal electron swarm development

Saša Dujko, Zoran Raspopović, Ronald White, Toshiaki Makabe, Zoran Petrović

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Abstract

The explicit impact of ionization dynamics on the non-hydrodynamic spatio-temporal development of electron swarms in gases under the influence of an electric field is considered using a Monte Carlo simulation technique. The existence and decay of spatially periodic structures in the electron energy distribution function and electron density profiles are observed. The sensitivity of the transient and steady-state phases of the development of the electron energy distribution function to post-ionization energy partitioning is studied by comparison of three ionization energy partitioning regimes for the ionization model of
Lucas and Saelee.
Original languageEnglish
Article number155
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Monte Carlo
  • electron transport
  • relaxation
  • spatial
  • temporal
  • non-conservative processes

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