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OTHER ISSUES

The kinetic-kinetic neutral-neutral collision term in principle requires nonlinear Monte Carlo. However, this term is never dominant since, where neutral-neutral collisions are important, the majority of the neutrals are described by the fluid code. It is therefore possible to treat this term approximately, e.g., via a BGK collision operator, which maintains the linearity of the Monte Carlo method. (See adjacent poster by Kanzleiter)

Implementation of transfer reactions:


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Daren Stotler
Wed Nov 26 10:29:07 EST 1997