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Low Pressure Plasmas in Magnetic Nozzles

Bennet, Alexander

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This thesis details experiments of low pressure plasmas interacting with magnetic nozzles in two different plasma reactors. In the Chi Kung reactor, a radiofrequency (RF) plasma is created in the throat of the magnetic nozzle and is allowed to expand through the diverging field. Under the experimental conditions used in this thesis (0.3-0.7 mTorr argon, 145 Gauss peak axial magnetic field, 315 W RF power), a current-free double layer is measured on axis and its characteristics are explored with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/177543
DOI: 10.25911/5dc92b0fdf0a5

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