Asymptotic Analysis of the Steady State Current Flow in a Uniform Multi-Cathode-Spot Generated Vacuum Arc Plasma Flow

The current distribution in a model multi-cathode-spot vacuum-arc-generated uniform plasma flow is analyzed by studying the asymptotic behavior of the magnetic transport equation in the limit of large electron flow Reynolds number. It is found that the radial distribution of the axial current flow i...

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Journal Title: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Vol. 13; no. 5; pp. 281 - 284
Authors: A.M. Whitman, I. Izraeli, R.L. Boxman, S. Goldsmith
Format: Article
Published: Oct 1985