Current collection by a highly positive body moving in the ionospheric plasma

Dobrowolny, M. and Dobrowolny, R. and Vannaroni, G. and De Venuto, F. (1998) Current collection by a highly positive body moving in the ionospheric plasma. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (1). pp. 85-98. ISSN 1826-9885

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In this paper we derive an interesting feature of the space charge region surrounding a positively charged body moving in a magnetoplasma and, precisely, the fact that, for potentials of the body in excess of a certain value, at least in an inner region close to the body, the electron collection (and the structure of the self-consistent potential) is isotropic. This is used to derive current-voltage characteristics for such a situation. These theoretical characteristics are then convincingly compared with those obtained from the analysis of the data obtained during the recently flown TSS-1R mission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics of the ionosphere
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.51 Composizione, zone, dinamica dell'atmosfera > 551.514 Alta atmosfera (Include la magnetosfera, la mesosfera) (Classificare i fenomeni magnetici nella magnetosfera, le opere d'insieme sulla magnetosfera in 538.766) > 551.5145 Ionosfera
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 12:14
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 12:14

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