Comment on “Electron collection by a negatively charged sphere in a collisionless magnetoplasma” [Phys. Plasmas 14, 062111 (2007)]

Allen, J. E.
January 2009
Physics of Plasmas;Jan2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, pN.PAG
Academic Journal
The author comments on the article "Electron collection by a negatively charged sphere in a collisionless magnetoplasma," which appeared in the 2008 issue. He asserts that the work failed to demonstrate the significant effect of magnetic field on the plasma. He suggests that the authors of the work should performed calculations involving the electron and ion orbits in both the quasineutral plasma and the space charge sheath.


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