Thermal Plasma Measurements in Space Using Direct Measurements of Derivatives of Probe Current-Voltage Characteristics

  1. Robert F. Pfaff,
  2. Joseph.E Borovsky and
  3. David T. Young
  1. W. J. Raitt and
  2. D. C. Thompson

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM102p0043

Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas:Particles

Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas:Particles

How to Cite

Raitt, W. J. and Thompson, D. C. (1998) Thermal Plasma Measurements in Space Using Direct Measurements of Derivatives of Probe Current-Voltage Characteristics, in Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas:Particles (eds R. F. Pfaff, Joseph.E. Borovsky and D. T. Young), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM102p0043

Author Information

  1. Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900858

Online ISBN: 9781118664384

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Keywords:

  • Space plasmas—Measurement;
  • Plasma diagnostics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spherical Retarding Potential Analyzer

  • AC Technique

  • Examples of Flight Data

  • Summary and Conclusions