Accession Number : AD0636956

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF PLASMA GENERATORS FOR MICROWAVE DEVICES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Weiner, Maurice ; true,Robert M. ; Edwards,Edward V.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : An experimental study on the Penning Ionization Gauge (PIG) discharge and ion emission from beta-eucryptite was conducted with a view toward the production of plasmas suitable for microwave application. Langmuir probe measurements on the PIG were obtained under various conditions of anode current, magnetic field, gas pressure, and probe position. Radial and longitudinal profiles of electron density, electron temperature, and plasma potential were obtained. Plasma synthesis resulting from separate emitters of electrons and lithium ions from beta-eucryptite was studied. A plasma generator utilizing this concept was designed and fabricated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), IONIZATION GAGES, ELECTRON DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, VOLTAGE, MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, MILLIMETER WAVES, NOISE GENERATORS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE