Transport of F− ions in F2
1 Institute of Physics University of Belgrade - POB 68, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade - Kraljice Marije 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Received: 22 October 2012
Accepted: 11 February 2013
Transport properties of F− ions in F2 in DC fields were calculated using the Monte Carlo simulation technique. In the absence of a more reliable theory or experiments we have employed a simple technique to predict the cross-sections and to separate elastic from reactive collisions. We present reaction rate coefficients, characteristic energies, mean energy and drift velocities for the conditions of low and moderate reduced electric fields E/N (E is the electric field, N the gas density) accounting also for the non-conservative collisions.
PACS: 51.10.+y – Kinetic and transport theory of gases / 52.20.Hv – Atomic, molecular, ion, and heavy-particle collisions / 52.65.Pp – Monte Carlo methods
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