Microwave and Spectroscopic Analyses of Pulsed and Continuous Gaseous Plasmas.
Final scientific rept. 1 Mar 69-31 Aug 71,
UNIVERSITY COLL CORK (IRELAND) DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Microwave and spectroscopic methods were used to analyze afterglow processes in helium, argon, hydrogen, and deuterium plasmas over the electron density range 10 to the 13th power to 10 to the 10th powercc Simultaneous measurements of electron temperature, density, and gas temperature, confirmed the presence of collisional radiative recombination. The effects of a variable electron radial distribution on the locations of Tonks-Dattner resonances in mercury and rare-gas positive columns were monitored using a dual microwave cavity system. Subsequent measurement of the association electron temperature variation using a low noise radiometer enabled correlation with the radial distribution data to be achieved. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics