Momentum transfer theory of ion transport under the influence of resonant charge transfer collisions: the case of argon and neon ions in parent gases
Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 68, 11080 Zemun, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Revised: 2 August 2002
Published online: 24 September 2002
Transport properties of ion swarms in presence of Resonant Charge Transfer (RCT) collisions are studied using Momentum Transfer Theory (MTT). It was shown that, not surprisingly, RCT collisions may be represented as a special case of elastic scattering. Using the developed MTT we tested a previously available anisotropic set of cross-sections for collisions by making the comparisons with the available data for the transverse diffusion coefficient. We also developed an anisotropic set of integral cross-sections based on the available data for mobility, longitudinal and transverse diffusion. Anisotropic sets of cross-sections are needed for Monte Carlo simulations of ion transport and plasma models.
PACS: 51.10.+y – Kinetic and transport theory of gases / 52.25.Fi – Transport properties / 52.20.Hv – Atomic, molecular, ion, and heavy-particle collisions
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2002