We measure the thermal electron energization in 1D and 2D particleincell simulations of quasiperpendicular, lowbeta (
Experiments have demonstrated that ion phenomena, such as the lower hybrid resonance, play an important role in helicon source operation. Damping of the slow branch of the bounded whistler wave at the edge of a helicon source (i.e. the TrivelpieceGould mode) has been correlated with the creation of energetic electrons, heating of ions at the plasma edge, and anisotropic ion heating. Here we present ion velocity distribution function measurements, electron density and temperature measurements, and magnetic fluctuation measurements on both sides of an
 NSFPAR ID:
 10500223
 Publisher / Repository:
 IOP Publishing
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 Journal Name:
 Plasma Sources Science and Technology
 Volume:
 33
 Issue:
 4
 ISSN:
 09630252
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 Medium: X Size: Article No. 045009
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 ["Article No. 045009"]
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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