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Nonlocal impact ionisation coefficients derived from Monte Carlo calculations

Nonlocal impact ionisation coefficients derived from Monte Carlo calculations

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A method is presented for calculating the nonlocal ionisation coefficient from the ionisation pathlength probability density function (PDF). Monte Carlo derived PDFs are used to find nonlocal ionisation coefficients at two field strengths. The results display transient features including a dead space and, at the higher field, oscillations.

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