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Title: Estimate of electrical potential difference between plasmas with different degrees of ionization

Abstract

The electrical potential difference has been estimated across the mixing region of two plasmas with different degrees of ionization. The estimation has been carried out in two different contexts of a charge neutral mixing region and a charge non-neutral sheath. Ion energy gained due to the potential difference has also been estimated. In both analyses, ion energy gain is proportional to the degree of ionization, and a fairly large ionization appears to be needed for overcoming the potential energy barrier of strongly coupled plasmas.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1340911
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20231
TRN: US1701829
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; IONIZATION; POTENTIALS; PLASMA; POTENTIAL ENERGY

Citation Formats

Chang, Chong. Estimate of electrical potential difference between plasmas with different degrees of ionization. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1340911.
Chang, Chong. Estimate of electrical potential difference between plasmas with different degrees of ionization. United States. doi:10.2172/1340911.
Chang, Chong. Thu . "Estimate of electrical potential difference between plasmas with different degrees of ionization". United States. doi:10.2172/1340911. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1340911.
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abstractNote = {The electrical potential difference has been estimated across the mixing region of two plasmas with different degrees of ionization. The estimation has been carried out in two different contexts of a charge neutral mixing region and a charge non-neutral sheath. Ion energy gained due to the potential difference has also been estimated. In both analyses, ion energy gain is proportional to the degree of ionization, and a fairly large ionization appears to be needed for overcoming the potential energy barrier of strongly coupled plasmas.},
doi = {10.2172/1340911},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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