An analytic expression for the coefficient of secondary-electron collection has been obtained for an ionization transducer operating at pressures of 0.5-3 MPa. The coefficient is shown to be limited in the given case by the space charge of the beam being measured. A probability relation has been constructed for the ionization of air by electrons of various energies under normal conditions. A method is described for the calibration of the ionization transducer. The probability of the ionization of the residual gas at the pressures indicated has been determined experimentally.
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