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Title: Single discharge of the matrix source of negative hydrogen ions: Influence of the neutral particle dynamics

The study presents two-dimensional (2D) fluid-plasma-model description of a planar-coil inductively-driven discharge, considered as a single element of a matrix source of volume-produced negative hydrogen ions. Whereas the models developed up to now have been directed towards description of the charged particle behavior in the discharge, including that of the negative ions, this model stresses on the role of the neutral particle dynamics and of the surface processes in the formation of the discharge structure. The latter is discussed based on comparison of results obtained for discharges in a flowing gas and at a constant gas pressure as well as for different values of the coefficient of atom recombination on the walls. The conclusions are that the main plasma parameters – electron density and temperature and plasma potential – determining the gas discharge regime stay stable, regardless of changes in the redistribution of the densities of the neutral particles and of the positive ions. With regards to the volume production of the ions, which requires high density of (vibrationally excited) molecules, the impact on the degree of dissociation of the coefficient of atom recombination on the wall is discussed.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, BG-1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)
  2. Department of Applied Physics, Technical University–Sofia, BG-1000 Sofia (Bulgaria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391400
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1655; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NIBS 2014: 4. International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, Garching (Germany), 6-10 Oct 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DISSOCIATION; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; HYDROGEN IONS 1 MINUS; ION DENSITY; ION TEMPERATURE; NEUTRAL PARTICLES; PLASMA; PLASMA FLUID EQUATIONS; PLASMA POTENTIAL; PLASMA PRODUCTION; PLASMA SIMULATION; RECOMBINATION