Talk:Capacitively coupled plasma
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Energy or Velocity?
Article says that because the ions are heavier (than electrons), they acquire less energy. I don't think this is correct... considering just singly ionized atoms, they should have the same charge as the electrons, so the electric field gives each the same energy. Rather, they acquire (or have) less velocity because KE = 1/2mv^2. A more massive particle will have a smaller velocity change for the same added energy.
I'm going to go ahead and change this, and add a little about accelerating ions, but wanted to explain my reasoning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lone Skeptic (talk • contribs) 12:54, 12 June 2008 (UTC)