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Acceleration of the heavy ions in the flow of the electrons

Alexander Chikhachev
The process of ion flow extraction from plasma is one of the most important objects being interesting while creating effective electrojet engine. Due to this fact a self-consistent problem of ion acceleration in electron cloud is considered in this research with additional electron flux taken into account. The kinetic description in the case of collision absence is used. Electron
flow is described by unconventional solution of kinetic equation which dependent not only on the energy integral. It is shown that cold ion can be accelerated to the energy exceeding the electron temperature, i.e. ion velocity can exceed ion-acoustic velocity.
CYBERNETICS AND PHYSICS, Vol. 3, No. 4. 2014, 161-165.
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