# Boltz: A code to solve the transport equation for electron distributions and then calculate transport coefficients and vibrational excitation rates in gases with applied fields

Published: 1 January 1976| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fm322gvb5p.1

Contributors:

R.M. Thomson,

Kenneth Smith,

A.R. Davies

## Description

Title of program: BOLTZ Catalogue Id: ACWX_v1_0 Nature of problem BOLTZ is a set of two programs which calculates the electron distribution, transport coefficients, and electron vibrational excitation rates in a gas mixture with an applied electric field. With the test deck provided, BOLTZ calculates the excitation rates needed for TLASER - a laser kinetics code for CO2 : N2 : He lasers. Given the necessary cross-section data BOLTZ will calculate the electron distribution etc. for any gas mixture. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACWX_v1_0; BOLTZ; 10.1016/0010-4655(76)90024-2 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)