Probe measurements of ion energy distribution in magnetized plasmas
2002 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 73, no 12, 4232-4236 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A probe method for measurement of the ion energy distribution in magnetized plasmas is proposed. A cylindrical probe with end plugs is oriented parallel to the magnetic field and used to reduce the electron contribution to the total probe current. The contribution of ions to the second derivative of the total current is identified by experiments with different probe orientation and strength of the magnetic field. The ion density obtained from the measured ion energy distribution is in good agreement with the electron density obtained from measured electron energy distribution.
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2002. Vol. 73, no 12, 4232-4236 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22065ISI: 000179393200017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-22065DiVA: diva2:340763
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved