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Subject: Re: A few questions, Richard Hull
Date: Oct 23, 8:58 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Oct 23, 8:58 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>Mean free path is how far the atoms travel without colliding right?


yes for about 63% of the ions. The rest travel farther. A lot of folks forget that. RH


Is this the same as Debye Length?

No. RH


recombination is just the ions becoming neutral by picking up electrons, right?

Yes RH

>What are heated dispenser cathodes? I thought cathodes just gained electrons.

No, all cathodes are there to supply or release electrons. It is what they do....It is their job or mission in life.

Richard Hull