Dependence of the transverse diffusion of drifting electrons on magnetic field

S. R. Amendolia, M. Binder, W. Blum, Michael G. Cherney, A. Farilla, F. Fidecaro, J. M. Izen, R. C. Jared, I. Lehraus, P. S. Marrocchesi, R. Matthewson, J. May, E. Milloti, D. Muller, A. Peisert, M. J. Price, J. Richstein, R. Richter, L. Rolandi, W. D. SchlatterR. Settles, C. Sinnis, G. Stefanini, U. Stierlin, M. Takashima, W. Tejessy, A. Vayaki, E. Wicklund, W. Witzeling, W. M. Wu

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Abstract

It is shown that the constant D of transverse diffusion of drifting electrons in gases depends on the magnetic field B or the cyclotron frequency ω = ( e m)B in such a way that the reduction factor is D(0) D(B) = 1 + ω2τ1 2 for small B and D(0) D(B) = C + ω2τ2 2 for large B. The measurements were done between B = 0 and 7 kG, using a time projection chamber. The gas was 91% argon and 9% methane at 1 atm, the drift field 115 V/cm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-520
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume244
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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Amendolia, S. R., Binder, M., Blum, W., Cherney, M. G., Farilla, A., Fidecaro, F., Izen, J. M., Jared, R. C., Lehraus, I., Marrocchesi, P. S., Matthewson, R., May, J., Milloti, E., Muller, D., Peisert, A., Price, M. J., Richstein, J., Richter, R., Rolandi, L., ... Wu, W. M. (1986). Dependence of the transverse diffusion of drifting electrons on magnetic field. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 244(3), 516-520. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(86)91077-6