Boltzmann equation analysis of electron transport in a N2–O2 streamer discharge

Dujko, Saša, Ebert, Ute, White, Ronald D., and Petrović, Zoran Lj. (2011) Boltzmann equation analysis of electron transport in a N2–O2 streamer discharge. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 50. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

A comprehensive investigation of electron transport in N2–O2 mixtures has been carried out using a multi term theory for solving the Boltzmann equation instead of conventional two term theory often employed in plasma modeling community. We focus on the way in which the transport coefficients and spatially resolved transport data are influenced by the amount of O2 in the mixture. Emphasis is placed upon the explicit and implicit effects of non-conservative collisions, ionization and attachment on various transport coefficients. In particular, the effects of three-body attachment for electrons on various transport data are considered. It is found that the differences between two sets of transport coefficients, bulk and flux, resulting from the explicit influence of non-conservative collisions is sensitive to the quantity of O2 in the mixture.

Item ID: 21496
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1347-4065
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 07:28
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%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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