, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 338-346

Electrical conductivity of an argon plasma in a stabilized arc

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A method is described for determining the electrical conductivity cr as a function of the temperature T from measurements in extended plasma sources of radial symmetry. The accuracy and features of the method are analyzed in numerical examples. Measurements made for a stabilized argon arc and the σ(T) dependence determined from them are the argon plasma are reported. The results are analyzed and compared with theory and other experiments.

Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp, 153–161, March–April, 1969.
In conclusion the authors thank Ya. M. Buzhdan for consultation in the writing of the computer program, and N. A. Rubtsov for interest in the study and valuable advice.