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Title: Stability theory of Knudsen plasma diodes

A stability theory is developed for a plasma diode in which an electron beam supplied from the emitter propagates without collisions in the self-consistent electric field against the immobile ion background. An integral equation for the amplitude of the perturbed field is deduced using the Q,G method for the regime without electron reflection from a potential barrier. Analytic solutions to this equation are obtained for a number of important particular cases, and the plasma dispersion properties are examined.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472062
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AMPLITUDES; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; AVAILABILITY; COLLISIONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; INTEGRAL EQUATIONS; IONS; PLASMA; REFLECTION; THERMIONIC DIODES