Statistics of Electron Avalanches and Streamers

T. Ficker

Abstract


We have studied the severe systematic deviations of populations of electron avalanches from the Furry distribution, which has been held to be the statistical law corresponding to them, and a possible explanation has been sought. A  new theoretical concept based on fractal avalanche multiplication has been proposed and is shown to be a convenient candidate for explaining these deviations from Furry statistics. 

Keywords


Furry and Pareto statistics; fractal multiplication of electron avalanches; fractal statistical pattern; fractal dimension

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague