PIC-MC Simulation Method of DC Discharge Plasmas
We propose in this paper a numerical particle type model PIC-MC (Particle-In-Cell Monte Carlo) for modeling plasma reactors in the case of DC discharge used for various industrial applications. The model is developed in the case of argon plasma at low pressure, generated in a reactor consisting of two flat electrodes parallel and spaced 3 cm. The collisions treatment is based on the “null collision” method. PIC-MC model can provide the plasma characteristics (potential, field and charge density) in inter-electrodes space, for all reactions in addition to collisions that may occur.
El-Hachemi Amara and Djamila Bennaceur-Doumaz
F. Bouanaka et al., "PIC-MC Simulation Method of DC Discharge Plasmas", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 227, pp. 121-124, 2011