AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF RADIO-FREQUENCY PLASMOIDS.
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK RESEARCH CENTER
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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.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics