Franklin, R. N.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/36/7/310|
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In this paper we examine critically when the term diffusion is an appropriate description of the transport processes occurring in steady state active plasmas. It is suggested that ambipolar flow is a more correct and general expression. The paper examines in detail the situations in: (a) conventional active low temperature electropositive plasmas generated by electron impact such as the positive column of a d.c. gas discharge; (b) such plasmas where the electrons are magnetized and the ions not; (c) electronegative plasmas such as those used in plasma processing where there is separation into an ion–ion core and an outer electron–ion plasma.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Depositing User:||Tracey Moore|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 13:06|
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