The Boltzmann equation allows a study of the effect of electron-electron scattering on the anisotropy of the electron distribution in a large electric field. An effective electron-electron scattering rate 1ee relates how the quadrupole moment of the distribution in velocity space relaxes, lower moments being preserved by electron-electron scattering. We report (1) calculated distribution functions and (2) the density and drift-velocity dependence of 1ee for realistic electron-electron scattering.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)