Transport properties of electrons in water vapor
Abstract
Accurate values of transport properties of electrons in water vapor at room temperature are calculated, over a wide range of E/n_{0} values, from a numerical solution of Boltzmann's equation via the momentum method introduced earlier [Phys. Rev. A 33, 2068 (1986); 34, 2185 (1986)]. The dominant features of the E/n_{0} dependence are explained using the approximate momentumtransfer theory. For the electronwatervapor rotational interactions the Bornapproximation cross sections of Y. Itikawa [J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 32, 217 (1972)] have been used to obtain satisfactory agreement with experiment.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 August 1988
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.38.1446
 Bibcode:
 1988PhRvA..38.1446N
 Keywords:

 Born Approximation;
 Electron Mobility;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 Scattering Cross Sections;
 Transport Properties;
 Water Vapor;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Room Temperature;
 Atomic and Molecular Physics;
 51.10.+y;
 51.50.+v;
 52.80.Dy;
 Kinetic and transport theory of gases;
 Electrical properties;
 Lowfield and Townsend discharges