Measurements of electron drift velocity in3He gas

Hiroki Kusano*, Mitsuteru Mimura, Shingo Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Miyajima, Nobuyuki Hasebe

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    Electron drift velocities in 3He and 4He gases were measured at 0.1 MPa and we compared the results in 3He and 4He under the electric field strength normalized by the number density of helium gas, E/N, from 0.04 to 1.0 Td. This is the first experimental confirmation of the fact that the electron drift velocity in 3He gas is larger than in 4He gas. The difference in the electron drift velocities is attributed to the difference in the atomic masses of 3He and 4He.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6475-6477
    Number of pages3
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
    Issue number8 PART 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 8


    • Electron drift velocity
    • Helium
    • Helium-3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering
    • General Physics and Astronomy


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