Low Temperature Physics: 33, 630 (2007); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2755213 (4 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 33, Выпуск 6-7 (Июнь 2007), c. 820-823    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Energy of a single electron in gaseous media

V.B. Shikin and S.S. Nazin

Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka, Moscow distr. 142432, Russia
E-mail: Shikin@issp.ac.ru

Received September 7, 2006


The so-called «optical» approximation in the theory of electron energy spectrum in the presence of scattering centers with positive scattering length randomly distributed with the average density ng is considered for a number of inert gases. The average minimal energy W of a single electron calculated beyond the optical approximation reveals a behavior qualitatively different from that of the same quantity W0 derived within the optical approximation. Results of calculations are in qualitative agreement with experimental data available for the W(ng)dependence for different cryogenic gases.

PACS: 71.10.Ca Electron gas, Fermi gas;
PACS: 71.10.–w Theories and models of many-electron systems.

Key words: low-energy electron, excess electron, inert gases.