I have a hot gas with a net negative charge that I want to keep contained using an electric field. My question is how do I calculate the electric field strength necessary, and how would one go about producing it?
What is IEF again?Yet IEF works perfectly well. Since there is no "perfect" field in existence there must be some imperfect configuration. If I were to form two electrode grids and apply a voltage between them would they form the electrostatic pressure I'm looking for?
It would only be attracted to the inner grid. The outer grid would have no net effect for the reasons I stated above. In an IEC device, the outer grid is there to provide a place for the electrons to go when they are ionized from the gas. (I think, I could be wrong on that last sentence.)So if the inner grid had a positive potential the negative gas would be attracted to it and repelled from the negative outer grid?