NANOSECOND GAS DISCHARGE IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS FIELD WITH EXPLOSIVE PROCESSES ON THE ELECTRODES.

Yu D. Korolev, V. A. Kuz'min, G. A. Mesyats

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    Abstract

    Air breakdown at pressures 20-500 torr was studied in a needle-and-plane electrode configuration with rectangular voltage pulses applied to the gap. Depending on the needle tip polarity, a cathode or anode spot is produced during the first few nanoseconds and the discharge burns in the form of a diffuse channel with a spot on the tip electrode. The contraction process is connected with the growth of spark channels from the cathode and anode spots.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)418-420
    Number of pages3
    JournalSoviet physics. Technical physics
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1980

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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