Boltzmann DC Glow Discharge
Application ID: 35491
This application models a DC glow discharge. The electron energy distribution function (EEDF) and electron transport properties are computed with the Boltzmann Equation, Two-Term Approximation interface. Since input parameters for the Boltzmann Equation, Two-Term Approximation interface, like the ionization degree of the plasma, are not known a priori, an iterative process is performed. A Boltzmann study and a plasma study are computed alternately until the deviation in electron density falls below a user-defined value. As a result, the EEDF at each point of the geometry can be examined.
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