Boltzmann equation and particle-fluid hybrid modelling of a hollow cathode discharge

F. Sigeneger, Z. Donkó, D. Loffhagen

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Abstract

A cylindrical hollow cathode discharge is modelled by the solution of the Boltzmann equation and by particle-fluid (hybrid) simulation. While the latter technique provides a self-consistent solution for the problem, the Boltzmann method provides detailed information about the electron kinetics in the discharge over the whole energy range. The results obtained from the two methods are consistent with each other and show a fair agreement with previous experimental data thereby validating the modelling methods used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalEPJ Applied Physics
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Boltzmann equation
hollow cathodes
Discharge (fluid mechanics)
Cathodes
Kinetics
Fluids
Electrons
fluids
kinetics
electrons
simulation
energy

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Boltzmann equation and particle-fluid hybrid modelling of a hollow cathode discharge. / Sigeneger, F.; Donkó, Z.; Loffhagen, D.

In: EPJ Applied Physics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 05.2007, p. 161-167.

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