N. Yamamoto, K. Tomita, K. Sugita, T. Kurita, H. Nakashima et al.
This paper reports on the development of a method for measuring xenon plasma properties using the laser Thomson scattering technique, for application to ion engine system design. The thresholds of photo-ionization of xenon plasma were investigated and the number density of metastable atoms, which ar ... [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 073106 (2012)] published Mon Jul 23, 2012.