We report on a kinetic model that computes the electron behaviour in a hollow cathode discharge. It is a part of the PLASIMO toolkit and is based on a Monte-Carlo technique. The model is tested by varying the input parameters and by comparing the output with the output obtained by the freeware Boltzmann equation solver BOLSIG+. The results show that the Monte-Carlo model gives reliable information about the behavior of the electrons in the discharge. The Monte-Carlo module is applied to the case of a hollow cathode discharge for laser applications. Analysis of the output data and its adequateness is done. Future developments of the model are discussed.
Karatodorov, S., Mihailova, D. B., Dijk, van, J., Mullen, van der, J. J. A. M., & Grozeva, M. (2014). Monte Carlo simulation of a sputtering hollow-cathode discharge for laser applications. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 516(1), 012019-1/4. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/516/1/012019