A study is made of a stationary atmospheric-pressure discharge in a flowing gas; the discharge is excited by a beam of fast electrons. The possibility of utilizing this kind of discharge in a gas laser is investigated. A stable discharge is obtained with dissipated power of 1. 5 kW/cm**3. The current density of the beam of fast electrons is typically 10-50 mu A/cm**2 and the corresponding discharge current density is 100-300 mA/cm**2.
|Title of host publication||Sov Phys Tech Phys|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
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