Kinetic solutions for electrons in multi-cusp ion source

Hualin Zhan*, Chundong Hu

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Some analytical kinetic solutions are obtained for the primary and plasma electrons in multi-cusp ion source. The characteristics based on these solutions are discussed, such as frictional coefficient, collision frequency, electron current, electron diffusion, electron density, and electrical conductivity. A code based on one of these solutions is developed to discuss the plasma electrons diffusion; the simulation results are qualitatively consistent with our current experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number221501
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


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