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Nonequilibrium Effects in Electron Transport at High E/n

  • Y. M. Li

Abstract

The nonequilibrium effects in electron transport at high E/n are studied using the multibeam model. The reasoning leading to the model is explained. An analytically solvable multibeam model is utilized to illustrate the various features observed in the transient and steady ionization growth at high E/n. Finally, the failure of the concept of the effective field at high E/n for a high-frequency field-driven electron swarm is explained using the multibeam model.

Keywords

Secondary Electron Primary Electron Ionization Rate Energy Balance Equation Electron Energy Distribution Function 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. M. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.GTE Laboratories IncorporatedWalthamUSA

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