Rotation of Plasma Layers with Various Densities in Crossed ExB Fields

  • Yu. V. Kovtun National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • E. I. Skibenko National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • A. I. Skibenko National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • V. B. Yuferov National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
Keywords: plasma, fluctuation reflectometry, plasma layers

Abstract

The rotational velocity of plasma layers with various densities in a pulsed reflex-discharge plasma is studied with the use of the two-frequency microwave fluctuation reflectometry. The difference between the angular rotational velocities of plasma layers with different densities is revealed, and their time dependences are determined. The rotational velocity of plasma layers is found to increase with the magnetic field induction. On the basis of the experimental data obtained, the radial electric field strength in the plasma layers concerned is evaluated.

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Published
2018-10-06
How to Cite
Kovtun, Y., Skibenko, E., Skibenko, A., & Yuferov, V. (2018). Rotation of Plasma Layers with Various Densities in Crossed ExB Fields. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 58(5), 450. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe58.05.0450
Section
Plasmas and gases