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Monte Carlo analysis of ionization effects on spatiotemporal electron swarm development

  • Saša DujkoEmail author
  • Zoran M. Raspopović
  • Ronald D. White
  • Toshiaki Makabe
  • Zoran Lj. Petrović
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical issue: Electron and Positron Induced Processes

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.

Keywords

Glow Discharge Inelastic Collision Energy Space Electron Energy Distribution Function Ionization Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saša Dujko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zoran M. Raspopović
    • 1
  • Ronald D. White
    • 2
  • Toshiaki Makabe
    • 3
  • Zoran Lj. Petrović
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Engineering and Physical SciencesJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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