Collisional Ionization

LTE Models

Module author: Marco Garten

Implemented LTE Model: Thomas-Fermi Ionization according to [More1985]

Get started here https://github.com/ComputationalRadiationPhysics/picongpu/wiki/Ionization-in-PIConGPU

NLTE Models

Module author: Axel Huebl

in development

References

[More1985]R. M. More. Pressure Ionization, Resonances, and the Continuity of Bound and Free States, Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol. 21 C, 305-356 (1985), https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2199(08)60145-1