Monte Carlo analysis of ionization effects on spatiotemporal electron swarm development

Dujko, Saša, Raspopović, Zoran M., White, Ronald D., Makabe, Toshiaki, and Petrović, Zoran Lj. (2014) Monte Carlo analysis of ionization effects on spatiotemporal electron swarm development. The European Physical Journal D, 68 (166). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

The explicit impact of ionization dynamics on the non-hydrodynamic spatiotemporal 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.

Item ID: 34621
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1434-6079
Funders: MNRS, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: MNRS Project ON171037
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 03:55
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 80%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0204 Condensed Matter Physics > 020404 Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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