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Production of a large, quiescent, magnetized plasmaAn experimental device is described which produces a large homogeneous quiescent magnetized plasma. In this device, the plasma is created in an evacuated brass cylinder by ionizing collisions between electrons emitted from a large-diameter electron gun and argon atoms in the chamber. Typical experimentally measured values of the electron temperature and density are presented which were obtained with a glass-insulated planar Langmuir probe. It is noted that the present device facilitates the study of phenomena such as waves and diffusion in magnetized plasmas.
Document ID
19760039847
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Landt, D. L. (Iowa, University Iowa City, Iowa, United States)
Ajmera, R. C. (Iowa, University Iowa City, Iowa; East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume: PS-4
Subject Category
PLASMA PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-16-001-043
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ENG-74-00704
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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