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Response to "The invalidity of a Mach probe model" [Phys. Plasmas 9, 1832 (2002)]

Hsu, S. C. (2002) Response to "The invalidity of a Mach probe model" [Phys. Plasmas 9, 1832 (2002)]. Physics of Plasmas, 9 (5). p. 1837. ISSN 1070-664X. doi:10.1063/1.1464889.

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Hutchinson gives a nice analysis of the (in)validity of Hudis and Lidsky’s unmagnetized Mach probe theory.(1) We agree with his main assertions, which are that (1) a one-dimensional model is incapable of properly describing unmagnetized ion collection by a Mach probe and (2) any experimental agreement with theories based on Hudis and Lidsky should not be interpreted as physical validation of their model.

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Additional Information:©2002 American Institute of Physics. Received 18 September 2001; accepted 31 January 2002.
Subject Keywords:plasma flow; plasma simulation; Langmuir probes
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Apr 2006
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