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Issue 3 • Sept. 1984

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c1
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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c2
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  • Retardation of Artificial Plasma Streams Ejected into the Magnetosphere Due to Wave Excitation

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):173 - 179
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    Motions of plasma streams ejected from a spacecraft into the magnetosphere and their retardation due to wave excitation have been analyzed in relation to Space Experiments with Particle Accelerators (SEPAC) on Space Shuttle/Spacelab 1. Ion inertial drift induces the electric field in the ¿ × B direction and the plasma stream keeps moving with constant velocity ¿ due to E × B drift. However, wh... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Conductivity of Nonideal Quasi-Metallic Plasmas

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):179 - 191
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    Electrical conductivity formulas are derived from first principles for fully ionized nonideal plasmas. The theory is applicable to an electron-ion system with a 1) Maxwell electron distribution with an arbitrary interaction parameter ¿ = Ze2n1/3/KT (ratio of the mean coulomb interaction and thermal energies) and 2) Fermi electron distribution with an interaction parameter ¿ = Ze2n1/3h¿2m-1 n2/3... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Circuits for the Generation and Transfer of High-Power Pulses in Nuclear Fusion Installations

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):191 - 198
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    The toroidal confinement and the ohmic heating of a thermonuclear plasma as used in tokamak experiments can be achieved by strong magnetic fields and by a heavy direct current flowing parallel to the axis of the plasma torus. This current can be induced with the aid of a transformer for which the plasma torus acts as the secondary winding. The high loop voltage required for start-up is obtained by... View full abstract»

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  • Current Density Per Cathode Spot in Vacuum Arcs

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):199 - 203
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    Two methods of computing the current density in a cathode spot of a metal arc are compared. The first method computes the spot area in terms of a crater left on the metal. Detailed arguments are presented as to why this method is not correct. Evidence is presented supporting a second method, that of estimating the cathode spot from the luminous glow observed during the discharge. The current densi... View full abstract»

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  • A Waveguide-Based Launcher to Sustain Long Plasma Columns through the Propagation of an Electromagnetic Surface Wave

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):203 - 214
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    Long plasma columns of high electron densities, in many instances preferable to the positive column plasmas of dc discharges, can be sustained by means of an electromagnetic surface wave that propagates along the column at microwave frequencies. This paper presents a waveguide-based launcher (surfaguide) that can efficiently generate such plasma columns. It is a broadband device that can be operat... View full abstract»

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  • Relaxation of the Electron Distribution Function

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):214 - 223
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    This paper discusses an analytical technique for calculating the relaxation in time of the electron distribution function f in an environment in which no perturbing forces act on the electrons. For t = 0, f may have any arbitrary form presumed to be caused by perturbing forces which were not zero during t < 0. The technique then allows calculation of the relaxation of f in time for the following t... View full abstract»

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  • The Polarization Response Function and the Dielectric Permittivity of a Plasma

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):223 - 226
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    We give a simple direct derivation of the polarization response function h for linear electrostatic excitations of a plasma (without magnetic field) considering the effect of a percussion on the electrons. The physical meaning of the procedure is discussed, thus bringing into light basic facts of the plasma dielectric behavior. The result h = ¿p2f0(x/t) (where f0 is the electron distribution func... View full abstract»

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  • Measurements of the Cathode Fall Characteristics in an Electron Beam Ionized Discharge

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):227 - 231
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    Measurements of cathode fall characteristics and of the influence of the cathode fall on the discharge properties of an electron beam ionized discharge (EBD) are reported. Gases investigated included methane, nitrogen, and argon. The cathode fall voltage was found to be a function of discharge current, voltage, gas type and pressure, and the rate of external ionization. At low discharge voltages, ... View full abstract»

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  • A New Method of Protecting Ion Source Accelerators against Deterioration Due to Source Breakdown

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):231 - 232
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    A new countermeasure against the surge current due to capacitive stored energy during source breakdown is proposed. The effectiveness is confirmed both numerically and experimentally. View full abstract»

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  • DC Breakdown of C3F8/Ar and C3F8/N2 Mixtures

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):232 - 233
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    Paschen curves are presented for C3F8/Ar and C3F8/N2 mixtures in the range of 500 torr · cm ¿ pds ¿ 1000 torr · cm. The dielectric strength and dynamic characteristics of these mixtures make them suitable candidates for diffuse discharge switches. View full abstract»

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  • Errata

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 234
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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):234-a - 234-b
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 234c
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  • Affiliate Plan of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 234-d
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