Flux and reactive contributions to electron transport in methane

Ness, K.F., and Nolan, A.M. (2000) Flux and reactive contributions to electron transport in methane. Australian Journal of Physics, 53 (3). pp. 437-446.

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Abstract

A previously developed theoretical analysis (Nolan et al. 1997) is applied to the study of electron transport in methane for reduced electricfields in the range 1 to 1000 Td. The technique of analysis identifies the flux and reactive components of the measurable transport, without resort to the two-term approximation. A comparison of the results of the Monte Carlo method with those of a multiterm Boltzmann equation analysis (Ness and Robson 1986) shows good agreement. The sensitivity of the modelled electron transport to post-ionisation energy partitioning is studied by comparison of three ionisation energy partitioning regimes at moderate (300 Td) and high (1000 Td) values of the reduced electricfield.

Item ID: 12787
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Boltzmann equation; electron transport; flux and reactive components; Monte Carlo simulation; transport coefficients
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ISSN: 0004-9506
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 07:03
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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