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An Experimental Study of Continuous Plasma Flows Driven by a Confined Arc in a Transverse Magnetic FieldA crossed-field, continuous-flow plasma accelerator has been built and operated. The highest measured velocity of the flow, which was driven by the interaction of the electric and magnetic fields, was about 500 meters per second. Some of the problems discussed are ion slip, stability and uniformity of the discharge, effect of the magnetic field on electron emission, use of preionization, and electrode contamination.
Document ID
20040005896
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
Barger, R. L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Brooks, J. D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Beasley, W. D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1961
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Report/Patent Number
L-1404
NASA-TN-D-716
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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