FIZIKA A 14 (2005) 3, 255 - 264
SWARM STUDIES ON ELEMENTARY PROCESSES IN NITROGEN
A. SETTAOUTI and L. SETTAOUTI
Electrotechnic Department, University of Sciences and Technology, P. O.
Box. 1505, El-Mínaouar, Oran, Algeria
Received 23 February 2005; revised manuscript received 15 June
Accepted 12 September 2005 Online 6 February 2006
Nitrogen is widely used in many technical and industrial applications. Electron swarms
in a gas under the influence of an electric field can be simulated with the help of a
Monte Carlo method. The evaluated swarm parameters are compared with experimental results
for drift velocity, electron mean energy and the ionization coefficient. The
electron-molecule collision cross sections adopted in the simulation result are in a good
agreement with the experimental values.
PACS numbers: 52.25.-Fi, 51.50.+v
UDC 535.352, 537.523, 537.226
Keywords: N2 gas, swarm parameters, Monte Carlo simulation, electron