Application of diffuse discharges of atmospheric pressure formed by runaway electrons for modification of copper and stainless steel surface

V. F. Tarasenko, M. A. Shulepov, M. V. Erofeev

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The results of studies devoted to the influence of a runaway electron pre-ionized diffuse discharge (REP DD) formed in air and nitrogen at atmospheric pressure on the surface of copper and stainless steel are presented. Nanosecond high-voltage pulses were used to obtain REP DD in different gases at high pressures in a chamber with a flat anode and a cathode possessing a small radius of curvature. This mode of discharge was implemented owing to the generation of runaway electrons and X-rays. The conditions under which the surface of copper and stainless steel was cleaned from carbon and oxidized are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-1673
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Atomic Nuclei
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015



  • copper
  • diffuse discharge
  • oxidation and surface cleaning
  • stainless steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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