## Measurements of the basic properties and dynamics of thermal cesium plasmas |

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Boltzmann equation calculated Chapter collisional collisionless plasma conservation equations Coulomb collision cross section current density degree of ionization dispersion equation elec electron energy electron-ion recombination electrons and ions emitter sheath emitter system emitter temperature energy transfer equation Eq evaluated experimental results fast electrons injected fast injected electrons highly ionized plasma hot tantalum I-V Characteristics injection cathode injection voltage ions and electrons ions/cm jsat Langmuir equation Langmuir probes magnetic field mean free path mode noise spectrum nonlinear obtained one-emitter system parameters particle plasma column plasma density plasma electron temperature plasma emitter plasma emitter surface plasma frequency plasma potential probe measurements quantities quiescent cesium plasma radiation Radiative Capture radiative recombination random rate of ion recombination coefficient recombinational transfer functions Saha-Langmuir equation shown in Fig space charge sheath tantalum surface theory thermal cesium plasma thermalization of fast thermionic emission thermodynamic equilibrium trons tungsten two-emitter system velocity distribution volume recombination