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Turkish Journal of Physics

Authors

TAMER AKAN

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Abstract

The thermionic vacuum arc (TVA) discharge with evaporating anodes employing directly heated thermionic cathodes is investigated. The TVA discharge generates a pure, gas-free metal vapor plasma containing ions with a directed energy. The TVA is strongly controlled by the cathodic electron beam and there is a quite good stability of important operation parameters like the arc voltage and the arc current.

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69

Last Page

76

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