First Potential Control Device Results
Initial routine operation of the Potential Control Device (PCD) on board EQUATOR-S .
The figure shows two 1-hour intervals of constant ion beam operation with short high current peaks at the end for test purposes.
(Data from from January 27, 1998: upper panel ... ion beam current, lower panel ... acceleration voltage)
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