Accession Number : AD0644625

Title :   CALCULATION OF THE RATE OF ENERGY LOSS OF SLOW ELECTRONS BY MEANS OF THE EIGENVALUES OF THE BOLTZMANN OPERATOR.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF LOCKHEED PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gioumousis,George

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A new method of calculating the slowing-down time of electrons, based on the eigenvalue problem for the Boltzmann collision operator, is developed. The method is formulated for an isotropic electron distribution in a diatomic gas and an initial electron energy below the vibrational threshold. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS IONIZATION, STATISTICAL MECHANICS), (*ELECTRONS, ENERGY), DIATOMIC MOLECULES, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTERACTIONS, POLYNOMIALS, INELASTIC SCATTERING, AIR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE