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On measuring the Debye radius in an unstable gas discharge plasma


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

It is shown that at low concentrations of charged particles conditions can be realized in a magnetized unstable-to-drift plasma for which concentration perturbations are comparable to the concentration itself. The electron temperature is then determined by potential fluctuations, and the drift oscillation wavelength is of the order of the Debye length.

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PACS: 52.20.−j, 52.25.Gj (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1998v041n05ABEH000397
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1998/5/g/
Citation: Shvilkin B N "On measuring the Debye radius in an unstable gas discharge plasma" Phys. Usp. 41 509–510 (1998)
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Оригинал: Швилкин Б Н «Об измерении дебаевского радиуса в неустойчивой газоразрядной плазме» УФН 168 575–576 (1998); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0168.199805f.0575

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