Accession Number:

AD0724148

Title:

Flush Electrostatic Probe in a Continuum Regime

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN FARMINGDALE NY DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The effects of area, geometry and applied bias upon the current collection of negatively biased flush electrostatic probes is experimentally investigated in a continuum regime. The effects of area, geometry and applied bias were found to be strongly interrelated and their influence on the collected ion current density very complex. It is found, in general, that the ion current increases with increasing probe bias but decreases with increasing probe area.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE