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Swarms of Ions and Electrons in Gases

  • Werner Lindinger
  • Tilmann D. Märk
  • Franz Howorka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

  3. Ion-Transport

  4. Ion-Reactions

  5. Electron Interactions

    1. L. G. Christophorou, S. R. Hunter
      Pages 241-264
    2. I. Ogawa
      Pages 265-283
    3. Werner Lindinger, Tilmann D. Märk, Franz Howorka
      Pages 313-313
    4. Werner Lindinger, Tilmann D. Märk, Franz Howorka
      Pages 313-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book

Introduction

Our understanding of elementary processes in plasmas has been increasing dramatically over the last few years. The development of various swarm techniques, such as the temperature variable selected ion flow tube or the selected ion flow drift tube, has provided the prerequisite for detailed investigations into ion molecule reactions both in binary and three body collisions, and the mechanisms of many reactions are now understood quite satisfactorily. This information could not have been obtained without a detailed knowledge of the transport phenomena involved. Some of these, such as the internal-energy distribution of drifting ions, have only very recently been tackled both theoretically and experimentally; a consistent model is now being developed. As the interactions between the various branches of swarm research have become more and more intense, the most obvious thing to do was putting together a review on the present state of this subject, which is the aim of this book.

Keywords

Elektronenschwarm Gas Ionenschwarm

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Lindinger
    • 1
  • Tilmann D. Märk
    • 1
  • Franz Howorka
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität InnsbruckAustria

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