Accession Number : AD0639715

Title :   PLASMA GENERATORS FOR MICROWAVE DEVICES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

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

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : An experimental study has been undertaken to determine methods for producing a high-density plasma suitable for microwave applications. The Penning Ionization Gauge (PIG) discharge and lithium ion emission for plasma synthesis have been investigated. 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. The lithium ion emission studies indicate the need for greater ion current densities than those presently achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), LANGMUIR PROBES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ION SOURCES, SYNTHESIS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE