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Title: The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools

The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools Plasmas have a beguiling way of getting students excited and interested in physics. We argue that plasmas can and should be incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum as both demonstrations and advanced investigations of electromagnetism and quantum effects. Our device, based on a direct current (DC) glow discharge tube, allows for a number of experiments into topics such as electrical breakdown, spectroscopy, magnetism, and electron temperature.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 1053196
Report Number(s):PPPL-4825
DOE Contract Number:DE-AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY Physics education, plasma physics seducation, Gas Discharges