AME20213 Ionization and Ion Transport
Homework 1
Due: 01/30/2012
1.1 In order to ionize air (N2 and O2) through particle impact such as electron impact, the relative kinetic
energy must exceed approximately 10 eV. Typically this requires accelerating elec

GASEOUS IONIZATION AND ION
TRANSPORT: An Introduction to Gas Discharges
Prof. David B. Go
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
February 28, 2012
Chapter 1
Preface
Gas-phase ions are ubiquitous in

GASEOUS IONIZATION AND ION
TRANSPORT: An Introduction to Gas Discharges
Prof. David B. Go
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
February 13, 2012
Chapter 1
Preface
Gas-phase ions are ubiquitous in

GASEOUS IONIZATION AND ION
TRANSPORT
Prof. David B. Go
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
January 18, 2012
Chapter 1
Preface
Gas-phase ions are ubiquitous in the universe, and are often cited a

AME60637 Ionization and Ion Transport
Homework 5
Due: 03/09/2012
5.1 When we derived the mean free path in class for incident particles hitting stationary, we suggested
l=
xp( x )dx where the probability density function of for a collision per unit lengt

AME60637 Ionization and Ion Transport
Homework 4
Due: 2/20/2012
A probability density function of distribution tells us the number of occurrences f of event x normalized by the
total number of occurrences. In gas dynamics, they tell us what percentage of

AME60637 Ionization and Ion Transport
Homework 3
Due: 2/13/2012
3.1 Plot the Fermi-Dirac distribution for different temperatures on the same graph. Use a metal of your choice but common electrode materials are recommended.
3.2 For the same metal you choos

AME60637 Ionization and Ion Transport
Homework 2
Due: 02/06/2012
2.1 In this problem, the avalanche equation for both
and processes will be derived. As illustrated in the
figure, consider Ne,0 electrons leaving a cathode at x =
0 and moving toward the an

GASEOUS IONIZATION AND ION
TRANSPORT: An Introduction to Gas Discharges
Prof. David B. Go
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
March 19, 2012
Chapter 1
Preface
Gas-phase ions are ubiquitous in th