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):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE