Characteristic length and enhancement time of a runaway electron avalanche in strong electric fields

E. V. Oreshkin, S. A. Barengolts, V. I. Oreshkin, S. A. Chaikovsky

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The dependences of the length of exponential enhancement of the runaway electron avalanche on the electric field strength and air and helium pressure were calculated using the Monte Carlo method. The calculation results allow one to arrive at the conclusion that the length and time of the exponential enhancement of the runaway avalanche electrons decrease with decreasing pressure and atomic number of the discharge gas, provided that the electric field strengths are equal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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