Annotation

A numerical solution to the kinetic equation is used to consider the effects of collisions of the second kind between electrons and excited atoms on the electron energy distribution and the rates of inelastic processes in a stationary neon-xenon plasma. The effects become substantial at values of the reduced electric field E/p of the order of tenths of a $V\cdot cm^{-1} \cdot Torr^{-1}$ and degrees of ionization $p<10^{-6}$ if the over-all concentration of the atoms in the lower excited levels exceeds the electron concentration.

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Authors

A.P. Ershov, A.A. Kuzovnikov

Department of Electronics, Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia

Department of Electronics, Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia