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Kinetics of Dust-Electron Cloud

  • Mahendra Singh Sodha
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Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 81)

Abstract

The early experiments by Sugden and Thrush [10] and Shuler and Weber [3] concluded that the electron density in rich hydrocarbon flames (with Carbon dust) is much higher than that predicted by the application of Saha’s equation to the gaseous species. Further, it was shown that the electron density could be explained on the basis of thermionic emission from the surface of the graphite dust particles, present in the flames; it was seen that Saha’s equation was applicable to the emission from and accretion of electrons on dust (or ionization/recombination in the dust-electron system), when the ionization energy is replaced by the energy needed by an electron to move from inside the dust particle to infinity.

Keywords

Alkali Metal Charge Distribution Work Function Dust Particle Thermionic Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education BuildingUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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