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Laboratory in Plasma Physics

AST 562

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Develop skills, knowledge, and understanding of basic and advanced laboratory techniques used to measure the properties and behavior of plasmas. Representative experiments are: cold-cathode plasma formation and architecture; ambipolar diffusion in afterglow plasmas; Langmuir probe measurements of electron temperature and plasma density; period doubling and transitions to chaos in glow discharges; optical spectroscopy for species identification; microwave interferometry and cavity resonances for plasma density determination; and momentum generated by a plasma thruster.
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Section C01

  • Type: Class
  • Section: C01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 5
  • Capacity: 8
  • Class Number: 41670
  • Schedule: TTh 01:00 PM-04:50 PM