IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Issue 5 • Oct. 1986

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • A Review of Diffuse Discharge Opening Switches

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):561 - 574
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    The basic operation principles of externally controlled diffuse discharges with respect to their application as opening switches are discussed. Discharge sustainment by electron and UV ionization and additional control mechanisms, such as photodetachment and optically enhanced attachment, are considered. Special emphasis is given electron-beam (e-beam) controlled switches. For such systems, design... View full abstract»

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  • On the Boil-Off Time of Probe Surfaces in Plasmas

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):575 - 578
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    The time required for the melting of the surface of a glass-insulated probe inserted in a plasma is computed including the influence of plasma mass motion. This effect is relevant for probe measurements in moving current sheaths of electrical gas discharges. For dense plasma focus experiments, it is shown that the time of formation of a transition layer of evaporated material is shorter than the i... View full abstract»

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  • Hall Effects in MHD Couette Flow with Heat Transfer

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):579 - 583
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    An exact analysis of a generalized MHD Couette flow, on taking into account the Hall current, is presented. Expressions for the axial and transverse components of velocity, the skin friction, are derived. These are shown in graphs. The exact solution to the energy equation, assuming the linear variation of the temperature along the plate, is also derived and this is shown graphically. The effects ... View full abstract»

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  • Determination of Spatial Distribution of Plasma Current Density by Multibeam FIR Interferometry/Polarimetry

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):584 - 591
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    A method is derived for inferring the point-wise current density given the shape of the outer plasma boundary ∫i neds and ∫i neB→d→s, where ne is the electron density, d→s is an increment of path length, and Bd→ is the magnetic field strength. The i is an index for the several integral traverses that are required. The integral quantities are assumed ... View full abstract»

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  • X-Ray Measurements during Whistler-Mode Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma Startup and Heating in an Axisymmetric Magnetic Mirror

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):592 - 602
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    New measurements and analyses of whistler-mode electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH) startup and heating in an axisymmetric magnetic mirror are presented. Experimental studies of startup are presented which include the effects of initial neutral gas pressure on density and energy buildup rates, the effects of electron-beam-generated seed plasma on startup times, and a possible density thresho... View full abstract»

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  • Initiation of Arcing at a Plasma-Wall Contact

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):603 - 608
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    Conditions for the initiation of arcing in a plasma-wall contact were studied experimentally. Arcing could only be initiated by applying a bias voltage producing a net ion current to the wall. Results obtained show that crucial parameters for the initiation of arcing are the wall material, surface contaminations, the voltage across the plasma-wall sheath, and the total current to the wall. The cur... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Wake Potential Structures

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):609 - 610
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    Potential profiles in the wake of a body in a plasma flow are presented for several values of a flow-aligned magnetic field. A transition from a potential "well" to a potential "hill" is found when the electron gyroradius becomes smaller than the size of the body transverse to the flow. View full abstract»

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  • Erratum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 611
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  • Announcing a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science on Fast Opening Vacuum Switches

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 612
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 612a
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  • Affiliate Plan of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 612b
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