Accession Number:

AD0411584

Title:

ELECTRON ENERGY DISTRIBUTION IN A PHOTOELECTRIC EXCITED CESIUM PLASMA,

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A theoretical analysis of the electron energy distribution of a photoelectric excited cesium vapor is discussed. The steady state solution of the differential equation involving generation, ambi-polar diffusion and a constant recombination term is presented.j The differential equation is developed. An experimental design for measuring the electron energy distribution while independ ently varying the frequency and intensity of radiation, temperature and pressure of the cesium vapor, and distance from the source of ionization is analyzed. Experimental difficulties, however, prevented inclusion of experimental results with in the allotted time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE