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Electron energy distributions and transport coefficients in N2 in E times B fields

Govinda Raju, GR and Gurumurthy, GR (1978) Electron energy distributions and transport coefficients in N2 in E times B fields. In: International Journal of Electronics, 44 (4). 355 -365.

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Abstract

Using the concept of energy-dependent effective field intensity, electron transport coefficients in nitrogen have been determined in E times B fields (E = electric field intensity, B = magnetic flux density) by the numerical solution of the Boltzmann transport equation for the energy distribution of electrons. It has been observed that as the value of B/p (p = gas pressure) is increased from zero, the perpendicular drift velocity increased linearly at first, reaches a maximum value, and then decreases with increasing B/p. In general, the electron mean energy is found to be a function of Eavet/p( Eavet = averaged effective electric field intensity) only, but the other transport coefficients, such as transverse drift velocity, perpendicular drift velocity, and the Townsend ionization coefficient, are functions of both E/p and B/p.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 06:08
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2009 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24935

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