FIZIKA A 14 (2005)  3, 255 - 264

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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 2005
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 transport

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