DOI

10.17077/etd.arws1syi

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Summer 2018

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Access restricted until 08/31/2019

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Physics

First Advisor

Skiff, Frederick

First Committee Member

Goree, John

Second Committee Member

Baalrud, Scott

Third Committee Member

Spangler, Steven

Fourth Committee Member

Ratner, Albert

Abstract

An examination of the first laser-induced fluorescence measurements of ion-acoustic wave reflection is presented in this dissertation. The experiment is performed in a multipole cylinindrical chamber using singly-ionized argon (ArII) plasma produced by a means of a hot cathode. Ion-acoustic waves are launched from a mesh antenna and reflected/absorbed by a biased, solid boundary (electrode). A kinetic analysis of wave reflection is carried out through LIF's ability of resolving ion phase-space. A comparison between Langmuir probe and LIF diagnostics is presented, with complementary Electric-field probe measurements.

Keywords

Ion Acoustic Waves, Kinetic, Laser-Induced Fluorescence, Plasma, Reflection, Spectroscopy

Pages

xiii, 78 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-78).

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Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Jorge Alberto Berumen Cantu

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