Variation of measured particle velocity distributions with distance from a finitesize plasma
Abstract
The distribution function measured using an ideal planar retardingfield energy analyzer external to a finitesize uniform source of particles depends on the location of the analyzer. The error that occurs when this distribution function is used to infer the temperature inside the source is investigated for a variety of source shapes, locations, and potentials when the distribution is both Maxwellian and anisotropic.
 Publication:

Journal of Applied Physics
 Pub Date:
 April 1979
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.326227
 Bibcode:
 1979JAP....50.2684D
 Keywords:

 Distribution Functions;
 Plasma Diagnostics;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Distance;
 Isotropy;
 MaxwellBoltzmann Density Function;
 Plasma Temperature;
 Temperature Measurement;
 Plasma Physics;
 52.70.Nc;
 06.30.Gv;
 41.80.y;
 Particle measurements;
 Velocity acceleration and rotation