Accession Number:

AD0687836

Title:

FREE-FALL DECAY OF A MERCURY VAPOR PLASMA IN THE EARLY AFTERGLOW

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRENT UNIV PETERBOROUGH (ONTARIO) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A free-fall theory is developed for the decay of the average electron number density and of the electron temperature in a pulsed cylindrical mercury vapor discharge plasma using moment equations for the ions with a collision therm for momentum loss, and assuming Maxwellian electrons. The plasma assumption was used. Good agreement is obtained with experimental results on four tubes of varying diameter.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE