O ct 1 99 8 Lorentz ’ s model with dissipative collisions

@inproceedings{Martin2008OC1,
  title={O ct 1 99 8 Lorentz ’ s model with dissipative collisions},
  author={Philippe A. Martin},
  year={2008}
}
Propagation of a particle accelerated by an external field through a scattering medium is studied within the generalized Lorentz model allowing inelastic collisions. Energy losses at collisions are proportional to (1 − α2), where 0 ≤ α ≤ 1 is the restitution coefficient. For α = 1 (elastic collisions) there is no stationary state. It is proved in one dimension that when α < 1 the stationary state exists . The corresponding velocity distribution changes from a highly asymmetric half-gaussian… CONTINUE READING