Time evolution of ion swarm transport in a constant mean free time encounter region

T. Makabe, K. Misawa, T. Mori

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Abstract

Ion swarm transport is simulated by a Monte Carlo technique in the case of a constant mean free time collision model with isotropic scattering after the ions have been released into a gas with a delta -function distribution in space and a steady-state velocity distribution. The time behaviour of the transport coefficients is investigated for ion-molecule mass ratios m/M of 0.1, 1.0 and 10 under the condition that the field energy is one hundred times greater than the thermal energy. In particular, discussion is given for the skewness and excess of the density distribution. It is also shown that these higher-order coefficients become increasingly important with decreasing m/M.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013
Pages (from-to)1893-1900
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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