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Title: Dynamics of multiple double layers in high pressure glow discharge in a simple torus

Parametric characterization of multiple double layers is done during high pressure glow discharge in a toroidal vessel of small aspect ratio. Although glow discharge (without magnetic field) is known to be independent of device geometry, but the toroidal boundary conditions are conducive to plasma growth and eventually the plasma occupy the toroidal volume partially. At higher anode potential, the visibly glowing spots on the body of spatially extended anode transform into multiple intensely luminous spherical plasma blob structures attached to the tip of the positive electrode. Dynamics of multiple double layers are observed in argon glow discharge plasma in presence of toroidal magnetic field. The radial profiles of plasma parameters measured at various toroidal locations show signatures of double layer formation in our system. Parametric dependence of double layer dynamics in presence of toroidal magnetic field is presented here.
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Tripura–799 046 (India)
  2. Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat–382 428 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299961
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANODES; ARGON; ASPECT RATIO; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; GLOW DISCHARGES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLASMA; POTENTIALS