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Plasma Current Sheath Motion in Coaxial Plasma Discharge

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In this paper experiments and theoretical treatments [1] on 1.5 KJ coaxial plasma discharge device have been carried out to show, plasma current sheath, PCS, motion in coaxial plasma discharge by studying: the effect of nitrogen gas pressure in the range from 1 to 2.2 Torr and the axial position of PCS along the coaxial electrodes on the modification factor, actual drive parameter, PCS curvature and shape (thickness). Also the dynamics of PCS along the coaxial electrodes due to the combination effect of induced azimuthal and axial magnetic fields induction has been detected experimentally by using a magnetic probe technique.

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T. Allam, H. El-Sayed and H. Soliman, "Plasma Current Sheath Motion in Coaxial Plasma Discharge," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2011, pp. 436-443. doi: 10.4236/epe.2011.34054.

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