Positrons in gas filled traps and their transport in molecular gases

Petrović, Z.Lj., Banković, A., Marjanović, S., Šukakov, M., Dujko, S., Malović, G., White, R.D., and Buckman, S.J. (2011) Positrons in gas filled traps and their transport in molecular gases. Journal of Physics: conference series, 262. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

In this paper we give a review of two recent developments in positron transport, calculation of transport coefficients for a relatively complete set of collision cross sections for water vapour and for application of they Monte Carlo technique to model gas filled subexcitation positron traps such as Penning Malmberg Surko (Surko) trap. Calculated transport coefficients, very much like those for argon and other molecular gases show several new kinetic phenomena. The most important is the negative differential conductivity (NDC) for the bulk drift velocity when the flux drift velocity shows no sign of NDC. These results in water vapour are similar to the results in argon or hydrogen. The same technique that has been used for positron (and previously electron) transport may be applied to model development of particles in a Surko trap. We have provided calculation of the ensemble of positrons in the trap from an initial beam like distribution to the fully thermalised distribution. This model, however, does not include plasma effects (interaction between charged particles) and may be applied for lower positron densities.

Item ID: 16371
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: plasma physics
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12th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques (SLOPOS12)

ISSN: 1742-6596
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 05:56
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 50%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020204 Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges @ 50%
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