Accession Number : AD0709944

Title :   PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES AND GENERATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Nov 68-3 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Pool,Marion L.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 227

Abstract : The report includes a history of the FDCL arc head and its operation. It also describes a technique for starting a low pressure, positive voltage-current characteristic, DC arc by using two separate power sources, an AC starting driver and a DC operating power supply. A Langmuir probe and a microwave interferometer have been used to measure the electron density and temperature in a plane 30 cm from the anode exit of the engine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, OPERATION), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, MEASUREMENT), SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, ELECTRON DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, ANODES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PLASMA ENGINES, VELOCITY, MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY, INTERFEROMETERS, ARGON, LANGMUIR PROBES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE