Parameters of a runaway electron avalanche

E. V. Oreshkin, S. A. Barengolts, V. I. Oreshkin, G. A. Mesyats

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The features of runaway electron avalanches developing in air at different pressures are investigated using a three-dimensional numerical simulation. The simulation results indicate that an avalanche of this type can be characterized, besides the time and length of its exponential growth, by the propagation velocity and by the average kinetic energy of the runaway electrons. It is shown that these parameters obey the similarity laws applied to gas discharges.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103505
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Oreshkin, E. V., Barengolts, S. A., Oreshkin, V. I., & Mesyats, G. A. (2017). Parameters of a runaway electron avalanche. Physics of Plasmas, 24(10), [103505].