Swarm Studies and Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions

Proceedings of the Meeting of the Fourth International Swarm Seminar and the Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions Symposium, July 19–23, 1985, Tahoe City, California, USA

  • Leanne C. Pitchford
  • B. Vincent McKoy
  • Ara Chutjian
  • Sandor Trajrnar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Selected Reviews in Swarm Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Johnsen, H. S. Lee
      Pages 23-41
  3. Kinetic Theory

  4. Abstracts of Contributed Swarm Papers

About these proceedings


This volume presents the contributions of participants in the Symposium on Swarm Studies and Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions, held on July 19-23, 1985, in Tahoe City, California. This was a joint meeting of the Fourth International Swarm Seminar and the Electron-Molecule Collisions Symposium which have been traditionally separate satellite symposia to the International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC). In the early stages of planning for these two satellite symposia to the XIVth ICPEAC, a group of us recognized the significant scientific merit and advantages of having a joint symposium. This idea was particularly appealing due to a large mutual interest in important advances (theoretical, experimental, and modeling) in both fields, and because it provides a forum to bring together a single-collision point of view with a multiple-collision one. For example, studies of multiple-term solutions to Boltzmann's equation and their application to swarm systems are intrinsically coupled to the availability of both integral and differential cross-sections for electron-molecule collisions. In tum, experimental and theoretical studies of these electron-molecule scattering cross-sections are becoming quite sophisticated, accurate, and comprehensive. Furthermore, in swarm studies, computational and experimental methods have advanced to the point where detailed and meaningful comparison with, and use of, single-collision beam data is now possible. More­ over, recent experimental advances in the study of single-collision electron at­ tachment phenomena have provided a significant overlap with swarm data and extension to subthermal energies.


atomic collision cluster collision metastable molecule quenching scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Leanne C. Pitchford
    • 1
  • B. Vincent McKoy
    • 2
  • Ara Chutjian
    • 3
  • Sandor Trajrnar
    • 3
  1. 1.Discharge Physics DepartmentGTE LaboratoriesWalthamUSA
  2. 2.Noyes Laboratory of Chemical PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4662-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9104-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4662-6
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