### Abstract

A detailed analysis of electron swarm transport through neon gas at applied reduced electric fields of

*E*/*N*< 2 Td is presented. The root mean square difference of transport parameters calculated from a recent all-order many-body perturbation theory treatment (Cheng*et al*2014*Phys. Rev.*A 89 012701) with drift velocity measurements by the Australian National University group (Robertson 1972*J. Phys.*B 5 648) is less than 1%. Differences of about 3% exist with characteristic energies,*D*T/*μ*, (Koizumi*et al*1984*J. Phys.*B 17 4387) indicating an incompatibility at the 3% level between drift velocity and transverse diffusion coefficient measurements. Multi-term solutions of the Boltzmann equation indicate that the two-term approximation gives transport parameters accurate to better than 0.01%. The diffusion constant at thermal energies is found to be sensitive to the numerical representation of the cross section. A recommended elastic momentum transfer cross section has been constructed that has a maximum difference of 0.5% with all ANU drift velocity data for*E*/*N*< 1.6 Td and a root mean square difference that is about a factor of 2 smaller.Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-9 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics |

Volume | 47 |

Issue number | 43 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 5 Aug 2014 |

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Boyle, G. J., Casey, MJE., White, RD., Cheng, Y. J., & Mitroy, J. (2014). Transport properties of electron swarms in gaseous neon at low values of E/N.

*Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics*,*47*(43), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/47/34/345203