Anode plasma plume development in a vacuum arc with a "Black-body" anode-cathode assembly

Isak I. Beilis, A. Shashurin, R. L. Boxman

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Abstract

A new type of vacuum arc plasma source, the vacuum arc with a black body assembly (VABBA), was designed to produce a directed plasma jet. In the VABBA, cathode material is emitted into a closed vessel formed by the cathode and anode, re-evaporated from the anode, which is made from a refractory material, and heated by the arc, and a plasma jet is extracted through an aperture in the anode. Images of different stages of the jet development are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1030-1031
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume36
Issue number4 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Anode aperture
  • Anodes
  • Black body
  • Cathode - anode assembly
  • Cathodes
  • Films
  • Materials
  • Metallic plasma
  • Plasma jet images
  • Plasmas
  • Refractory anode
  • Substrates
  • Vacuum arc
  • Vacuum arcs

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