Magnetized ion flux to arbitrary-shaped objects
Author(s)Hutchinson, Ian H.
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The interaction of magnetized plasma ions with a collecting object of arbitrary shape such as a Langmuir probe is analyzed by drift approximation. This solution provides the theoretical basis for interpreting "perpendicular" or "oblique" Mach probes that seek to determine the parallel and perpendicular background plasma flow by measuring the ion flux as a function of the orientation of the collector surface. The theory avoids any dependence upon heuristic diffusion and instead calculates the solution using the method of characteristics; accounting for parallel velocity, all cross-field drifts, and self-consistent boundary conditions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Plasma Science and Fusion Center
IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Abstracts, 2009
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hutchinson, I.H. “Magnetized ion flux to arbitrary-shaped objects.” Plasma Science - Abstracts, 2009. ICOPS 2009. IEEE International Conference on. 2009. 1. © Copyright 2010 IEEE
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