Generation of runaway electrons beams during the breakdown of high-pressure gases

V. F. Tarasenko, A. G. Burachenko, E. Kh Baksht

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Generation of run-away electrons in SF6, CO2, argon and nitrogen at high and super high pressures is studied. Super-short avalanches electron beams (SAEB) was obtained and measured with a collector at pressures up to 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 and 1.2 MPa in SF6, CO2, argon and nitrogen, respectively. The SAEB duration was shown to be ∼60 ps (FWHM) and gas composition has only minor effect on the duration. It was found that in a gap of 4 mm in SF6, CO2, argon and nitrogen at pressure up to 0.3, 0.7, 1.01.2 MPa the voltage pulse duration (FWHM) and amplitude increase with pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012063
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2017
Event16th International Conference on the Physics of Low Temperature Plasma, PLTP 2017 - Kazan, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Jun 20179 Jun 2017


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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