Accession Number:

ADA394795

Title:

The Effect of Electric Field Structure on Joule Heating II: An Expanded Data Set

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2001-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Emissive probe and ion energy analyzer diagnostics have been used to deduce the effect of electric field scale size on ion temperature in space simulation of ion heating in a large vacuum chamber. Results suggest an increase in ion temperature as a function of electric field scale size but a limit proportional to mean free path.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE