Calculation of the ion extraction boundary of a plasma ion source

@article{Kovaleski2006CalculationOT,
  title={Calculation of the ion extraction boundary of a plasma ion source},
  author={S. D. Kovaleski},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={23-27}
}
The hypothesis that an unmagnetized plasma will form a meniscus sheath above an ion extraction aperture on the electric field magnitude contour, |E|=E/sub p/=T/sub e///spl lambda//sub D/, is tested. The hypothesis is assumed to be true, that the ion extraction surface of a single aperture ion extraction optic is given by the vacuum Laplace electric field… CONTINUE READING