Steven L. Cartier

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Sudden and abrupt jumps in the plasma density and discharge current of low-pressure magnetized argon and helium plasmas are observed. These jumps are found to depend on the discharge bias voltage, the neutral gas pressure, and the magnetic field strength and occur with a substantial hysteresis in those parameters. These jumps are accompanied by the onset of(More)
A sequence of colour photographs of an emissive probe moving through a luminous anode double layer is presented. The double layer is seen 'following' the probe for as much as 10 cm. This effect may result in erroneous measurements of both the double-layer width and its position. Recently, a number of experimental studies of doublelayer formation have been(More)
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