Thomson scattering in a low-pressure argon mercury positive column

L.P. Bakker, G.M.W. Kroesen

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Abstract

The electron density and the electron temperature in a low-pressure argon mercury positive column are determined using Thomson scattering. Special attention has been given to the stray light reduction in the Thomson scattering setup. The results are obtained in a discharge tube with a 26 mm diam, 5 mbar of argon, a mercury pressure in between 0.14 and 1.7 Pa, and an electric current ranging from 200 to 400 mA. The systematic error in the electron density is 15%, the statistical error is 25%. The total error in the electron temperature is 10%–20%. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3899-3904
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume88
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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