Back diffusion of electrons in argon subjected to uniform time invariant orthogonal electric and magnetic fields

Dincer M. S., Biricik S., Tezcan S. S., Bektas S.

PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, vol.24, no.6, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4984989
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the processes of back diffusion in Ar subjected to crossed fields are analyzed by using the Monte Carlo simulation method in the E/N range of 50 to 500 Td (1 Td = 1 x 10(-17) V cm(2)) for 0 < B/N < 25 x 10(-19) T cm(3). At a given constant E/N, escape factors decrease with an increasing crossed, reduced magnetic field B/N. This reduction in the escape factor is more pronounced in the lower E/N range. Furthermore, the mean number of collisions of back scattered electrons is quite large, and at a given E/N, the mean number of collisions decreases as the crossed B/N increases. Published by AIP Publishing.