Betaboltz: A Monte-Carlo simulation tool for gas scattering processes

Published: 25 June 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hjhx8bj45c.1


We present an open-source code for the simulation of electron and ion transport for user-defined gas mixtures with static uniform electric and magnetic fields. The program provides microscopic interaction simulation and is interfaced with cross-section tables published by LXCat[1]. The framework was validated against drift velocity tables available in literature obtaining an acceptable match for atomic and non-polar molecular gases with spherical symmetry. The code is written in C++17 and is available as a shared library for easy integration into other simulation applications.



Gas Physics, Application of Monte Carlo Method, Computational Physics