Chapter 5. Kinetic Theory of Mobility and Diffusion: Sections 5.1 – 5.2

  1. Edward A. Mason1 and
  2. Earl W. McDaniel2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602852.ch5a

Transport Properties of Ions in Gases

Transport Properties of Ions in Gases

How to Cite

Mason, E. A. and McDaniel, E. W. (2005) Kinetic Theory of Mobility and Diffusion: Sections 5.1 – 5.2, in Transport Properties of Ions in Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602852.ch5a

Author Information

  1. 1

    Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  2. 2

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471883852

Online ISBN: 9783527602858

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Keywords:

  • kinetic theory;
  • Einstein relations;
  • momentum-transfer theory;
  • free path;
  • free-flight theories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions and General Results

    • A Simple Nernst-Townsend-Einstein Relation

    • B Density and Field Dependence

    • C Generalized Nernst-Einstein Relations for Higher-Order Transport Coefficients

  • Simple Physical Arguments and Elementary Derivations

    • A Momentum-Transfer Theory for Mobility

    • B Ion Diffusion: Generalized Einstein Relations

    • C Ion Diffusion: Partitioning of Ion Energy

    • D Mixtures

      • Mobility

      • Diffusion

    • E Comparison of Momentum-Transfer Theory with Free-Path and Free-Flight Theories

    • F Estimation of Cross Sections