Electron Energy Distribution Function Extraction Using Integrated Step Function Response and Regularization Methods

@article{Saghir2010ElectronED,
  title={Electron Energy Distribution Function Extraction Using Integrated Step Function Response and Regularization Methods},
  author={A. El Saghir and Claude Kennedy and Steven C. Shannon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={156-162}
}
Recently, electron energy distribution function (EEDF) extraction techniques have been evaluated using regularized solutions to the integral problem. These techniques do not assume any mathematical representation of the EEDF and solve the integral problem for any function that best represents the EEDF. Also, unlike the more widely used point-by-point extraction of the second-derivative relationship, the integrated relationship between electron current and the EEDF is used, instead of a… CONTINUE READING