IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Volume 34 Issue 4  Part 3 • Aug. 2006

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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Optical and Electrical Characteristics of AC Glow-Discharge Plasma in<tex>$hboxN_2hboxO$</tex>

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1497 - 1502
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    This paper considers the optical and electrical characterization of an ac glow-discharge plasma in the abnormal glow mode used for optical emission spectroscopy. The total discharge current and applied voltage are measured using conventional techniques. The electrical characteristics of the planer-cathode glow discharge confirmed that the plasma is operating at an abnormal discharge mode character... View full abstract»

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  • Spurious Ionization From Noise in Kinetic Particle Simulations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1503 - 1507
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    The inclusion of field ionization models in kinetic plasma simulations is desired in several applications. The ionization rates in these models are sensitive to noise in the electric field; however, and in some cases, spurious "numerical" ionization may dominate the physical ionization. In this paper, analytic ionization rates are obtained as a function of the noise spectrum of the electric field.... View full abstract»

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  • Quasi-Optical Mode Converter/Mirror System for a High-Power Coaxial-Cavity Gyrotron

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1508 - 1515
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    This paper presents the investigation of a mirror system of a quasi-optical (QO) mode converter for a high-power coaxial-cavity gyrotron. The mirror system consists of three mirrors. The first mirror is a quasi-elliptical one. Based on the Katsenelenbaum-Semenov Algorithm (KSA), the second and the third mirrors are iteratively optimized as adapted phase-correcting mirrors to transform the outgoing... View full abstract»

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  • Eigenvalues and Ohmic Losses in Coaxial Gyrotron Cavity

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1516 - 1522
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    The authors present the mathematical analysis for the calculation of the dispersion relation, the field distributions, and the ohmic losses for TE<sub>m,p</sub> modes in an infinite coaxial waveguide with a longitudinally corrugated insert. The method employed is based on an appropriate eigenfunction expansion, and its main advantage is the very fast convergence with a few spatial harm... View full abstract»

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  • Stability Analysis of a Gyrotron Backward-Wave Oscillator With an External Injection Signal

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1523 - 1528
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    Controlling the phase and frequency of a gyrotron backward-wave oscillator (gyro-BWO) by means of injection-locking techniques is of practical importance. Using a nonlinear self-consistent time-independent code, this paper analyzes the stability of a gyro-BWO with an external injection signal. To examine the stability of steady-state solutions, the perturbation of the phase difference between the ... View full abstract»

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  • Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation of a Coaxial High-Density Plasma Opening Switch

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1529 - 1535
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    The plasma dynamics and the magnetic-field penetration in a coaxial plasma opening switch (POS) are studied self-consistently based on the two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equation conjunction with the generalized Ohm's law. The energy transfers between the plasma and the magnetic field are considered during the penetration of the magnetic field, in which both the Ohmic heating and the he... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Consistent Model of HID Lamp for Design Applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1536 - 1547
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    This paper describes a robust and self-consistent high-intensity-discharge (HID)-lamp model implemented on a vendor-supplied computational platform. The model includes a one-dimensional representation of the sheath in the near-cathode region, which allows one to join solutions in the plasma and in the cathode body and thus to self-consistently determine the cathode fall and temperature and current... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnostics of Collisionless Processes in Plasma

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1548 - 1552
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    The importance of phase-space resolving diagnostics for understanding collisionless and weakly collisional plasma is illustrated with three examples. The first example is the problem of understanding the plasma ion response to an external periodic excitation. The second example is the description of the ion density two-point correlation function. The final example is a new technique for measuring ... View full abstract»

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  • The Programmed Capacitor Storage Discharge and Other Factors Influencing on Launch Velocity and on Performance of an Electrodischarge Accelerator

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1553 - 1560
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    Investigations of the influence of some factors on the launch velocity and efficiency of projectile acceleration by means of electrothermal and other accelerators supplying the electric energy have been performed for a long time and have given many experimental results. Moreover, the parameters of working gas such as pressure, temperature, molecular mass, degree of its contamination, and the durat... View full abstract»

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  • Influence of Gamma and X Radiation on Gas-Filled Surge Arrester Characteristics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1561 - 1565
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    This paper aims to find the possibility of stabilizing the gas-filled surge arrester's (GFSA) static working point in gamma- and X-radiation fields by an appropriate choice of constructive parameters. The observed effects on some commercial components have been compared to the originally developed GFSA model with the aim of improving the characteristics of the commercial components. The type of no... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of Hybrid Water/Gas DC Arc Plasma Torch

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1566 - 1575
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    A new type of plasma torch with combined stabilization of electric arc by water vortex and gas flow was investigated. This hybrid water/gas stabilization offers the possibility of adjusting plasma jet parameters within a wide range from high-enthalpy low-density plasmas typical for liquid stabilized torches to lower enthalpy higher density plasmas generated in gas stabilized torches. The torch was... View full abstract»

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  • Uniform Long-Slit Microwave Plasma Generation From a Longitudinal-Section Electric Mode Coupling

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1576 - 1578
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    A stable uniform long-slit atmospheric argon plasma is produced by coupling a longitudinal-section electric (LSE) mode in a dielectric-loaded rectangular waveguide. The microwave-induced plasma discharge system consists of a 2.45-GHz microwave source, a circulator, a three-stub tuner, a transformer, and a tapered rectangular waveguide loaded with two dielectric slabs. A uniform 98-mm-long atmosphe... View full abstract»

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  • 2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1579
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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