Steady-state hot-ion plasma produced by crossed electric and magnetic fields
- Sigman, D. R.
- Apr 1, 1973.
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- Reinmann, J. J.
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- Results of initial diagnostics on the Lewis Research Center hot-ion-plasma source (HIP-1) are reported. The mirror-contained plasma was heated by applying a radial electric field similar to that used in the ORNL burnout experiments. An electrostatic neutral particle analyzer was used to make a parametric study of ion energy distributions in both hydrogen and euterium plasmas. Ion temperatures as high as 2 keV were measured in plasmas with electron densities greater than 10 to 12th power/cu cm. The performance of the device was found to be extremely sensitive to a magnetic field. There are indications that ion heating was reduced when the size of the Larmor orbit was larger than the region of a strong radial electric field.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19730012886.
Accession ID: 73N21613.
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