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Electric-Field Heating Threshold for Charged Particles

Demetriades, Anthony (1962) Electric-Field Heating Threshold for Charged Particles. Physics of Fluids, 5 (9). pp. 1134-1136. ISSN 1070-6631. doi:10.1063/1.1724492.

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In deriving expressions for the electrical conductivity in a gas, Kerrebrock, Cann, and others have recently recognized the importance of the elevated electron temperature to the conduction process. The present note attempts to point out that the role of the local electric field in maintaining the temperature difference ("nonequilibrium") between the electrons and the other species, and a threshold in the field strength below which the electronic (and ionic) mobilities are independent of field strength, can be derived from elementary considerations.

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Additional Information:© 1962 American Institute of Physics. Received May 23, 1962; revised manuscript received June 29, 1962. The work discussed in this paper was carried out under the sponsorship and with the financial support of the U. S. Army Research Office and the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Contract No. DA-04-495-ORD-3231.
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