Radial ion transport due to unstable double layers in a plasma

S. Iizuka, H. Tanaca

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A motion of ions perpendicular to the magnetic field is observed experimentally during a large amplitude potential oscillation caused by the formation and disruption of moving double layers in a plasma. This radial motion is closely related to an appearance of the strong radial electric field formed between a high potential plasma composing the double layer and a wall surrounding the plasma column. The field accelerates the ions outwards from the plasma and gives rise to an ion transport towards the wall.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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