Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 40, Number 3, December 2007
|Page(s)||311 - 314|
|Section||Plasma, Discharge and Processes|
|Published online||13 December 2007|
An efficient method to determine the cross sections of charge exchange in ion-molecule collisions
Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 20 July 2007
Accepted: 5 September 2007
Published online: 13 December 2007
An efficient method was proposed to determine the cross sections of charge exchange in ion-molecule collisions. The cross sections for charge exchange were derived by comparing the calculated ion transport parameters with the measured data. The computational procedure was presented by obtaining the cross sections of charge exchange for NO+ and CO+ ions in NO and CO gases, respectively. The present method is usable for providing the accurate cross sections of charge exchange in ion-molecule collisions with the particle modeling of plasma discharges.
PACS: 52.20.Hv – Atomic, molecular, ion, and heavy-particle collisions / 52.65.Pp – Monte Carlo methods / 52.65.-y – Plasma simulation
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