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Magnetic field effects on spatial relaxation of swarm particles in the idealized steady-state Townsend experiment

Li, Bo; Robson, Robert; White, Ronald Douglas


The effect of a magnetic field at right angles to an electric field on spatial relaxation of a swarm of charged particles emitted by a plane source into a gas-the idealized steady-state Townsend experiment-is examined. The Boltzmann equation is solved using an adaptation of the "two- temperature" moment method, involving a Burnett function representation of the velocity distribution function, a technique which is valid for charged particles of arbitrary mass and is intrinsically of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.026405


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