Volume discharge excited by an electron beam in an Ar-SF6 mixture II. Cascade ionization discharge

Yu I. Bychkov, Yu D. Korolev, G. A. Mesyats, A. P. Khuzeev, I. A. Shemyakin

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    The discharge investigated is initiated by an electron beam with a duration of 10-7 sec under conditions where cascade ionization plays an important role in sustaining the current. The results obtained for the dynamics of the transition from a beam-controlled discharge to the cascade ionization mode are given. Stable discharge regions with a high specific energy input into the gas are identified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)902-905
    Number of pages4
    JournalSoviet Physics Journal
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1978

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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