A relativistic planar diode

Lindsay, P. A.; Li, D.; Chen, X.
July 2009
Physics of Plasmas;Jul2009, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p073303
Academic Journal
Potential and velocity distributions in a relativistic, planar diode are presented in the form of graphs for a range of initial injection velocities. The important stability conditions for distributions with a potential (velocity) minimum are also established.


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