Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 146 / Number 1 / January 2004 / Pages 99-105
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE04-A2396
A detailed discussion is given of the effects of energy diffusion and pitch-angle scattering on the slowing-down dynamics of a beam of monoenergetic particles being released with unidirectional velocity. Approximate solutions are given for characteristic averaged quantities like the pitch-angle averaged distribution function and different physically relevant velocity moments. The relation to previous exact investigations is discussed.