J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C4-271-C4-281
The Coupling of PIC/MCC Models of Discharge Plasmas with Vibrational and Electronic KineticsS. Longo1, M. Capitelli1 and K. Hassouni2
1 Dipartimento di Chimica dell'Università di Bari, Centro di Studio per la Chimica dei Plasmi del CNR, via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
2 LIMHP, CNRS, Université de Paris Nord, avenue J.B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
A 1D in position and 2D in velocity Particle in Cell with Monte Carlo Collision model of a low-pressurenitrogen discharge plasma has ben coupled to a 1D reaction-diffusion kinetics for the whole vibrational ladder of the N2(X) state, for the vibrationally lumped N2(A), N2(B), N2(C), N2(a') states as well as for N atoms. The model includes several electron-molecule as well as molecule-molecule processes. The effect of the self-consistent coupling of the two models on the results in the case of a parallel-plate RF discharge is discussed for two different values of the RF frequency.
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