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Title: Rescaling of microwave breakdown theory for monatomic gases by particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo simulations

A particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo code is developed to rescale the microwave breakdown theory which is put forward by Vyskrebentsev and Raizer. The results of simulations show that there is a distinct error in this theory when the high energy tail of electron energy distribution function increases. A rescaling factor is proposed to modify this theory, and the change rule of the rescaling factor is presented.
Authors:
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  1. School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218312
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRONS; ENERGY SPECTRA; GASES; HIGH-FREQUENCY DISCHARGES; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PLASMA SIMULATION