Accession Number:

AD0735551

Title:

Langmuir-Probe Measurement of Ionisation Density on a Plasma Jet,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

VICTORIA UNIV (BRITISH COLUMBIA) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The current to a negative probe in an argon plasma jet shows a strong dependence on probe bias and is up to an order of magnitude less than the usual convectiondiffusion saturation current. The current is also in surprisingly good agreement with the calculated sheathconvection current. The results are attributed to electron-ion recombination in the vicinity of the probe. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE