The Absorption of Energetic Electrons by Argon Gas
The processes by which energetic electrons lose energy in a weakly ionized gas of argon are analysed and calculations are carried out taking into account the discrete nature of the excitation processes. The excitation, ionization and heating efficiences are computed for energies up to 200 eV absorbed in a gas with fractional ionizations varying up to 10−2.
Fox, J. L.,
& Victor, G. A.
(1977). The Absorption of Energetic Electrons by Argon Gas. Planetary and Space Science, 25 (1), 71-78.