I'm afraid I had missed it when I first read the SpisNum.log file.

Thanks. Richard.

Could you please post (part of) the screen log, including an section where you have somthing about "Monitoring numerics", which would look like:

Monitoring numerics of simulation at time 0.011963652 PICVolDistrib ions1 : 252542 particles, last numerical time step used = 3.1921337E-7s (max allowed = 1.7365647E-6s), numerical speed up = 1.0 PICVolDistrib photoElec: 2857 particles, last numerical time step used = 3.0E-5s (max allowed = 5.0E19s), numerical speed up = 1.0

If you don't get the number of electron, you probably don't model them through Monte Carlo (PIC) but analytically (Boltzmann).

I suppose one could get the number of ions as a function of time by writing a little program that would parse the .log file and extract the numbers at the various timesteps.

I didn't find the numbers of electrons in the log file. I guess those are roughly equal to the numbers of ions.

I suppose one could get the number of ions as a function of time by writing a little program that would parse the .log file and extract the numbers at the various timesteps.

I didn't find the numbers of electrons in the log file. I guess those are roughly equal to the numbers of ions.

Typical form is:

Monitoring numerics of simulation at time 0.75082004 PICVolDistrib ions1 : 84862 particles, last numerical time step used = 1.1759414E-6s (max allowed = 1.7365647E-6s), numerical speed up = 1.0 PICVolDistrib photoElec: 17715 particles, last numerical time step used = 3.0E-5s (max allowed = 5.0E19s), numerical speed up = 1.0 ...

I don't think you can get it as number_versus_time plot (you can still take a look at the "2D plots")

P.S.: I don't know how this happened, but I posted this question a few minutes ago, and it showed as being from Julien instead of me.