Density and potential profiles of non-neutral electron plasmas in a magnetic mirror field

H. Higaki, K. Fukata, K. Ito, H. Okamoto, K. Gomberoff

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Low-energy non-neutral electron plasmas were confined with an electrostatic potential and a magnetic mirror field of the mirror ratio up to 5. Using a conventional phosphor screen and the unique multiring trap, both radial and axial density profiles of plasmas were measured. With the present experimental parameters, it was confirmed that a plasma density increased at higher field with an electrostatic confinement and that it decreased at higher field with a magnetic mirror confinement. The electrostatic potentials along the magnetic field were estimated with computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016401
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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