Bremsstrahlung radiation from high-energy electrons in wide gas-filled gaps

E. V. Oreshkin, S. A. Barengol'ts, A. V. Oginov, V. I. Oreshkin, S. A. Chaikovskii, K. V. Shpakov

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Abstract

Electric discharge in wide interelectrode gaps filled with air at atmospheric pressure have been experimentally studied using applied voltage pulses with amplitudes up to 800 kV and a front width within 150-200 ns. The discharge was accompanied by the emission of a 10-20-ns-long pulse of radiation with photon energies above 5 keV. It is established that this emission is related to the generation of runaway electrons from the heads of anode-directed streamers. The calculated spectrum of the observed bremsstrahlung radiation exhibits a maximum at photon energies about 15 kV, which is due to the absorption of photons by the molecules of a gas in which the discharge takes place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011

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Oreshkin, E. V., Barengol'ts, S. A., Oginov, A. V., Oreshkin, V. I., Chaikovskii, S. A., & Shpakov, K. V. (2011). Bremsstrahlung radiation from high-energy electrons in wide gas-filled gaps. Technical Physics Letters, 37(6), 582-585. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785011060277

Bremsstrahlung radiation from high-energy electrons in wide gas-filled gaps. / Oreshkin, E. V.; Barengol'ts, S. A.; Oginov, A. V.; Oreshkin, V. I.; Chaikovskii, S. A.; Shpakov, K. V.

In: Technical Physics Letters, Vol. 37, No. 6, 01.06.2011, p. 582-585.

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Oreshkin, EV, Barengol'ts, SA, Oginov, AV, Oreshkin, VI, Chaikovskii, SA & Shpakov, KV 2011, 'Bremsstrahlung radiation from high-energy electrons in wide gas-filled gaps', Technical Physics Letters, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 582-585. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785011060277
Oreshkin, E. V. ; Barengol'ts, S. A. ; Oginov, A. V. ; Oreshkin, V. I. ; Chaikovskii, S. A. ; Shpakov, K. V. / Bremsstrahlung radiation from high-energy electrons in wide gas-filled gaps. In: Technical Physics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 582-585.
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