Stationary Double Layers in a Collisionless Magnetoplasma

Sato Noriyoshi, Tetsu Mieno, Rikizo Hatakeyama, Satoru Iizuka, Koichi Saeki, Jens Juul Rasmussen, Poul Michelsen, Roman Schrittwieser

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    Stationary double layers are generated in a magnetoplasma by applying potential differences between two heated plates on which the plasma is produced by surface ionization. By measuring the double-layer formation process, a localized potential drop is found to be formed initially in front of the plate on the low-potential side, being accompanied with current limitation. This localized potential drop moves along the plasma column, but finally stops and results in the formation of the stationary double layer in the presence of sufficient plasma supply from the plate on the high-potential side.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)875-884
    Publication statusPublished - 1983


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