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.