Accession Number : AD0735551

Title :   Langmuir-Probe Measurement of Ionisation Density on a Plasma Jet,

Corporate Author : VICTORIA UNIV (BRITISH COLUMBIA) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Clements,R. M. ; Morris,R. N. ; Smy,P. R.

Report Date : 21 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The current to a negative probe in an argon plasma jet shows a strong dependence on probe bias and is up to an order of magnitude less than the usual convection/diffusion saturation current. The current is also in surprisingly good agreement with the calculated sheath/convection current. The results are attributed to electron-ion recombination in the vicinity of the probe. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA JETS, IONS), LANGMUIR PROBES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, ARGON, CANADA

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE