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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.
Ion Acoustic Waves, Kinetic, Laser-Induced Fluorescence, Plasma, Reflection, Spectroscopy
xiii, 78 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-78).
Copyright © 2018 Jorge Alberto Berumen Cantu
Berumen Cantu, Jorge Alberto. "Kinetic picture of ion acoustic wave reflection using laser-induced fluorescence." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018.