Diagnostics of the mirror-symmetrical plasma by probes of various geometry
- 1 — National Mineral Resources University (Mining University)
- 2 — National Mineral Resources University (Mining University)
This paper deals with the further development of the probe method for the investigation of the anisotropic plasma. The theoretical basis of the method for determining the full electron velocity distribution function in the mirror-symmetric plasma has been developed. For probes of different geometries the analytical expressions, which connects the second derivative of probe current with respect to the potential with the multipole moments of the electron velocity distribution function has been obtained.