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Helicon Wave Propagation in Low Diverging Magnetic Fields.

Lafleur, Trevor


This thesis details an experimental, theoretical, and numerical investigation into helicon wave propagation in the presence of low diverging magnetic fields (< 5 m T). Experiments are performed in the Piglet helicon reactor, which consists of a Pyrex source tube connected to a larger aluminium diffusion chamber. A double-saddle field antenna (operated at 13.56 MHz), is used to create both the plasma and launch helicon waves, while the diverging magnetic field is produced by a number of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-09-30
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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