Accession Number:

AD0632670

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF RADIO-FREQUENCY PLASMOIDS.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The primary objective was to obtain information about the average electrical potential distributions within rf plasmoid discharges by using a positive ion beam, and its deflections, as a probe which would introduce only small perturbations into the discharge. A secondary aim was the correlation of ion beam derived data with metallic probe data--one objective being the evaluation of the validity of data derived from metallic probes in the presence of highly non-Maxwellian electron and, perhaps, ion energy distributions. A third and, somewhat accidental, investigation covered the behavior of electrode-to-chamber voltages developed by the discharges. All of these investigations are discussed in some detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE