Accession Number:

ADA220523

Title:

Neutral Impurity Emission during Operation of Intense Pulsed Ion and Electron Diodes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The number of neutral particles N emitted during the pulsed operation of two magnetically insulated ion diodes and a typical electron diode were measured with an ionization technique. Among the factors which affect the total number of emitted neutrals were the elapsed time between consecutive firings and the power in the voltage pulse. A typical value of N for the electron diode operating at about 300 kV, 80 kA peak power was 10 to the 19th power, while values of N for the ion diodes 90-320 kV were 3 to 30 times greater. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE