Accession Number:

AD0631517

Title:

USE OF A LANGMUIR PROBE FOR ELECTRON TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION IN A LASER-INDUCED PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The possibility of using Langmuir probes for electron temperature determination in a laser-induced plasma has been demonstrated. Laser input energies less than 15 joules have been used and electron temperatures on the order of 0.5 ev have been inferred at various distances from the target. The beam was focused to approximately a 1 mm diameter spot. It is shown that the probe current at the start of the pulse follows the laser spiking. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE