Electron Excitation Rates

  • Kenneth Smith
  • R. M. Thomson

Abstract

In Eq. (2.74) the electron–molecule excitation rates X i were expressed in terms of the relevant cross section Q i (v) and the electron velocity distribution function f (that is, for i representing a mode of CO2 or a species):
(3.1)
where f is a function of the gas temperature T,the applied field E,and the relative velocity of the electron and molecule, and is obtained by solving the relevant Boltzmann equation. This equation is derived in the following section.

Keywords

Electron Distribution Transport Coefficient Inelastic Collision Elastic Collision Electron Energy Distribution Function 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Smith
    • 1
  • R. M. Thomson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsEngland

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