Experiments with Ion Threads

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Scientific Paper
Title Experiments with Ion Threads
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Author(s) Bill Beaty
Keywords coherent threads, plasma sheath, ion wind, experiment, high-voltage, ion threads, electric wind
Published 1998
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 27
Pages 14-15

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Bill Beaty found a simple method for creating, detecting and experimenting with the coherent ion threads originally discovered by Charles Yost in 1995. This method employs dry ice instead of Yost's Schlieren imaging.