1D PIC-DSMC analysis of a high-pressure nanosecond pulse discharge breakdown in helium

  title={1D PIC-DSMC analysis of a high-pressure nanosecond pulse discharge breakdown in helium},
  author={Zakari Eckert and Jeremiah J. Boerner and Anne M. Grillet},
  journal={Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
Kinetic simulations of plasma phenomena during and after formation of the conductive plasma channel of a nanosecond pulse discharge are analyzed and compared to existing experimental measurements. Particle-in-cell with direct simulation Monte Carlo collisions (PIC-DSMC) modeling is used to analyze a discharge in helium at 200 Torr and 300 K over a 1 cm gap. The analysis focuses on physics that would not be reproduced by fluid models commonly used at this high number density and collisionality… 
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