DOI: 10.1109/plasma.2004.1340006
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K. Tsigutkin, E. Stambulchik, V. Bernshtam, Y. Maron

Abstract: The evolution of electric fields in pulsed current-carrying plasmas is an intriguing problem in plasma physics. It is of high importance for studying mechanisms of B-field-plasma interaction, particle acceleration, growth of instabilities and plasma waves. As yet, to the hest of our knowledge, attempts to observe electric fields in such plasmas suffered from various difficulties. In this report we describe a novel application of laser-spectroscopy to investigate the electric fields and the properties of plasm…

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