Simulated avalanche formation around streamers in an overvolted air gap

Chao Li, Ute Ebert, Willem Hundsdorfer

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We simulate streamers in air at standard temperature and pressure in a short overvolted gap. The simulation is performed with a 3-D hybrid model that traces the single electrons and photons in the low-density region while modeling the streamer interior as a fluid. The photons are followed by a Monte Carlo procedure, just like the electrons. First simulation results are presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6006534
Pages (from-to)2256-2257
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • Gas discharge
  • hybrid model
  • photoionization
  • streamers


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