Mass effects of light ion swarms in AC electric fields

White, R.D. (2001) Mass effects of light ion swarms in AC electric fields. Physical Review E, 64 (5). 056409. pp. 1-10.

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Transport properties of light ions in gases in ac electric fields are investigated by solving the time-dependent Boltzmann's equation. We focus on the way in which transport properties including diffusion are influenced by the ion-neutral mass ratio as well as the field frequency. Calculations of transient relaxation phenomena in step-function fields are performed as an aid to understanding the complex temporal profiles of ion transport coefficients in ac electric fields.

Item ID: 13375
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1550-2376
Keywords: AC fields; Boltzmann equation; ion swarms; plasma discharge
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 05:07
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020204 Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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