Non-Equilibrium Vibrational, Electronic and Dissociation Kinetics in Molecular Plasmas and their Coupling with the Electron Energy Distribution Function

  • C. Gorse
  • M. Capitelli
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 482)


Self-consistent models for homogeneous discharges are illustrated considering N2 as a case study. In particular the coupling between vibrational-dissociation kinetics, electronic kinetics and Boltzmann equation is illustrated. Extension of these models to hypersonic conditions is finally discussed.


Boltzmann Equation Vibrational Level Hypersonic Flow Electron Energy Distribution Function Vibrational Quantum Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Gorse
    • 1
  • M. Capitelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro di Studio per la Chimica dei Plasmi del CNR Department of ChemistryBari UniversityBariItaly

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