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Antenna properties of probes used in ion-acoustic wave experiments


  • Thomas Christensen,

  • Noah Hershkowitz,

  • Alfred Scheller,

  • K. E. Lonngren


This paper describes a series of experiments designed to examine the antenna characteristics of probes which are used as detectors in ion-acoustic wave experiments. Reception patterns are measured which are in qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions. The near-field antenna pattern of the wave-launching grid is found to be important.

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