Effect of surface and volume ionization on the electrode potential drop

  • G. V. Babkin
  • A. V. Potapov


We consider the change in the potential of the electric field in the “free fall” layer at the electrodes as a function of the characteristics of the surface and the volume ionization. Systematic calculations are made of the electrode potential drop for a tungsten cathode and anode in a lithium and cesium plasma. The potential of the electric field is obtained as a function of the plasma pressure, the degree of volume ionization, the electron temperature, the electrode temperature, and the current density.


Mathematical Modeling Lithium Mechanical Engineer Tungsten Cesium 
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© Consultants Bureau 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Babkin
    • 1
  • A. V. Potapov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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