Monte-Carlo Simulations of Gas Discharge Systems with Some Application to SF6
ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The Monte Carlo method is used to consider the behaviour of an electron swarm released into a Sulphur HexaFluoride gas discharge. The mean energy of the swarm is monitored as a function of time and when the steady state is reached the energy and velocity distributions are calculated. The growth in electron number is also monitored and this is used to determine the stable working field in the gas. The results confirm that the two term Boltzmann equation is adequate for calculating electron energy distribution functions.
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