Application of a glass-sealed Langmuir probe to ionosphere study

Oyama Koichiro, Kunio Hirao

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Abstract

A glass-sealed Langmuir probe was developed to get accurate information on the ionospheric plasma. An electrode sealed in a glass tube is first baked in low pressure and tipped off the pumping system to keep the electrode surface clean. An essential advantage of the glass-sealed Langmuir probe is that it will not require the rapid sweeping of a probe voltage for reliable data acquisition. It is noted that the glass-sealed Langmuir probe is strongly recommended for the measurement of energy distribution of thermal electrons by the second harmonic method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1976 Dec 1

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  • Instrumentation

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