Masters Theses

Abstract

"The theory for a planar semiconductor probe in a slightly ionized gas with small dc current densities is developed for a germanium probe immersed in a hydrogen plasma. First, the equilibrium characteristics due to the probe in the plasma are developed from Poisson's equation and current density equations. Then, the static nonequilibrium characteristics due to the probe are found by perturbing the equilibrium characteristics and substituting the perturbation terms into Poisson's equation and current density equations. The total current, I, is found to vary linearly with the applied voltages, V, and the ratios I/V are essentially the same for both intrinsic and n-type germanium probes if the width of the probes is much smaller than the dimensions of the plasma"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Boone, Jack L.

Committee Member(s)

Adawi, I., 1930-
Venteicher, LeRoy P.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

vi, 68 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).

Rights

© 1973 Alfred Gene Williams, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plasma probes
Hydrogen plasmas -- Simulation methods
Probes (Electronic instruments)

Thesis Number

T 2843

Print OCLC #

6028483

Electronic OCLC #

914349750

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066737~S5

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