CylCritCurrent

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Definition:                           

Equation

Parameters

Diagram

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Parameter       

Value

Units

Special Values 

Inputs:

V (voltage)
a (factor) 1.45 no ions, bigger w/ions     
rA (anode rad.)
rK (cathode rad.)
         

Outputs:

ICRIT (current)

Z (impedance)

 

Output Format:                                                        top

Select Format: Scientific Engineering Fixed

 

Notes:                                                                       top

(from Particle-in-cell simulations of high-power cylindrical electron beam diodes by S.B. Swanekamp, et.al., Physics of Plasmas Vol.7, December 2000)

 

Copyright 2000  Raymond J. Allen