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A theory for formation of a low pressure, current-free double layer

Lieberman, M; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Roderick

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A theory is developed for the formation of a low pressure, current-free double layer just inside an upstream dielectric source chamber connected to a larger diameter, downstream metallic expansion chamber. The double layer is described using four groups of charged particle: thermal ions, mono-energetic accelerated ions flowing downstream, accelerated electrons flowing upstream and thermal electrons. The accelerated electrons are formed downstream from an initially nearly half-Maxwellian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20796
Source: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/39/15/011

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