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Shen and Chopra 1963

Shen, C.S., and K.P. Chopra, 1963: Thermionic screening of bodies in the atmosphere and interplanetary space. J. Atmos. Sci., 20, 359-365, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1963)020<0359:TSOBIT>2.0.CO;2.

This paper considers problems which accompany thermionic emission of electrons from a hot body surrounded by a plasma. In the absence of other mechanisms, an electric potential is established at the surface of the body through the balance of thermionic emission and accretion of electrons from the external plasma. Analytical solutions are obtained for the electric potential field and the electron density distribution around the body. A possible application of this analysis to objects in space is indicated.

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@article{sh00400a,
  author={Shen, C. S. and Chopra, K. P.},
  title={Thermionic screening of bodies in the atmosphere and interplanetary space},
  year={1963},
  journal={J. Atmos. Sci.},
  volume={20},
  pages={359--365},
  doi={10.1175/1520-0469(1963)020%3C0359%3ATSOBIT%3E2.0.CO;2},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - sh00400a
AU  - Shen, C. S.
AU  - Chopra, K. P.
PY  - 1963
TI  - Thermionic screening of bodies in the atmosphere and interplanetary space
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
VL  - 20
SP  - 359
EP  - 365
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(1963)020%3C0359%3ATSOBIT%3E2.0.CO;2
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