Abstract

Plasma is the fourth and least understood state of matter. A more complete understanding of this state of matter has numerous practical applications, including fusion energy, space travel, materials synthesis, and thin film deposition. As such, there is an obvious motivation to study this state. To do this, we have constructed a radio-frequency plasma device at Illinois Wesleyan University. I have developed a data acquisition using LabVIEW software that can digitize eight analog signals, saving the data to disk for later analysis. I have also written analysis software using LabVIEW to extract meaningful information from Langmuir Probe Trace.

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