TITLE

Influence of the longitudinal magnetic field in the accelerating gap on the limiting parameters of a plasma electron source operating in the forevacuum pressure range

AUTHOR(S)
Zhirkov, I.; Burdovitsin, V.; Oks, E.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Technical Physics;Sep2007, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p1217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Results are presented from experimental studies of the influence of the longitudinal magnetic field in the accelerating gap on the emission current, accelerating voltage, and maximum gas pressure in a plasma electron source generating a continuous electron beam in the forevacuum pressure range. It is shown that the magnetic field in the beam-formation region stabilizes the emitting boundary of the plasma in the accelerating gap, thereby considerably improving the source parameters.
ACCESSION #
26846007

 

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