Accession Number:

AD0673699

Title:

MERCURY ARC PLASMA TUBE DIAGNOSIS STUDY. PART I. LANGMUIR PROBE STUDY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A Langmuir probe analysis of the plasmas generated by the HDL Mercury arc facility was performed to determine electron density and temperature. The electron temperature data are presented in tabular form as a function of the discharge current. Electron density profiles were constructed from the electron density data and are given in graphic form. A review of the theory of positive ion collection by a negative probe in plasma is also included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE