A double layer review

  title={A double layer review},
  author={Lars P. Block},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • L. Block
  • Published 1 May 1978
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
A review is given of the main results on electrostatic double layers (sometimes called ‘space charge layers’ or ‘sheaths’) obtained from theory and laboratory and space experiments up to the spring of 1977.The paper begins with a definition of double layers in terms of potential drop, electric field, and charge separation. Then a review is made of the theoretical results obtained so far. This covers, among other things, necessary criteria for existence and stability, quantitative estimates of… 
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