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Title: Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity

Abstract

This article describes a fully automated 2D-scanning Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity. The design combines necessary features such as random sampling, radio frequency compensation, and a compact mechanical design. The various aspects of the probe implementation and the contamination problem in the dusty plasma environment are discussed and the functionality of the system is demonstrated by measurements performed on parabolic flights.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20953387
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2714036; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION; LANGMUIR PROBE; PLASMA; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SAMPLING; WEIGHTLESSNESS

Citation Formats

Klindworth, M., Arp, O., and Piel, A. Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2714036.
Klindworth, M., Arp, O., & Piel, A. Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2714036.
Klindworth, M., Arp, O., and Piel, A. Thu . "Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2714036.
@article{osti_20953387,
title = {Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity},
author = {Klindworth, M. and Arp, O. and Piel, A.},
abstractNote = {This article describes a fully automated 2D-scanning Langmuir probe system for dusty plasmas under microgravity. The design combines necessary features such as random sampling, radio frequency compensation, and a compact mechanical design. The various aspects of the probe implementation and the contamination problem in the dusty plasma environment are discussed and the functionality of the system is demonstrated by measurements performed on parabolic flights.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2714036},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}