Non-equilibrium transport of positron and electron swarms in gases and liquids

White, R.D., Dujko, S., Robson, R.E., Petrovic, Z.Lj., and McEachran, R.P. (2010) Non-equilibrium transport of positron and electron swarms in gases and liquids. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 19 (3). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The transport properties of positron and electron swarms in gases and liquids find application in many and varied fields. In this paper we present a time-dependent multi-term solution of Boltzmann's equation valid for electrons and positrons, and benchmark it against an independent Monte-Carlo simulation where possible. The transport properties of positrons in dilute gaseous and liquid argon are considered and compared. The sensitivity of the macroscopic transport properties to the anisotropic nature of elastic scattering is highlighted. The temporal non-locality of diffusion for electron swarms in gases under the influence of time-dependent electric and magnetic fields is addressed through the consideration of their associated relaxation profiles.

Item ID: 16934
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1361-6595
Date Deposited: 14 May 2011 09:50
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 > 020203 Particle Physics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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