Accession Number : ADA325443

Title :   Theoretical Aspects of the Enhanced Glow Discharge.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC FUNDAMENTAL PLASMA PROCESSES

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer, Wallace M. ; Fernsler, Richard

PDF Url : ADA325443

Report Date : 16 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The agile mirror plasma has the capability of redirecting microwave beams electronically. It is now well established that the plasma is a beam generated plasma, where the beam is generated by a hollow cathode discharge. A new hollow cathode mode of operation, called the enhanced glow mode has recently been established. The main difficulty in understanding the enhanced glow is the behavior of the cathode plasma. This work is an initial attempt at a theory of the cathode region of the enhanced glow plasma.

Descriptors :   *GLOW DISCHARGES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CATHODES, MICROWAVE BEAMS.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE