Methods for direct measurement of the plasma potential

S. A. Andersen, G. B. Christoffersen, Vagn Orla Jensen, Poul Michelsen

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    Reports on a simple experimental technique which can be used for determination of the plasma where the plasma potential prevails; these ions are accepted by the analyser plate when phi c= phi pl. Part of this technique has been used by Andersen, Jensen, Michelsen and Nielsen (1971) in measurements of the ion velocity distribution function in a Q-device. It is suggested that this technique might be useful in satellite measurements of the ion energy distribution function in the solar wind.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)202-204
    Publication statusPublished - 1972

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