INVESTIGATION OF MICROWAVE COUPLING AND ENERGY PARTITION AND TRANSPORT WITHIN A PLASMA. VOLUME 2. CHAPTER 2. THE MEASUREMENT OF THREEBODY ELECTRON-ION RECOMBINATION IN A DENSE PLASMA.
RAYTHEON CO WAYLAND MASS
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An experimental study of three-body recombination in a dense plasma of Helium with a trace addition of Argon is reported. The plasma studied was generated by the interaction of high intensity pulsed microwave radiation with a static volume of gas confined in a non-resonant waveguide cell. It was found that the recombi5ation coefficient varies linearly with pressure over the pressure range 100 to 800 torr. The experimental results are compared with the criteria for Gray and Kerr for distinguishing electron loss by recombination from loss by diffusion. Author