Accession Number:

AD0263658

Title:

LATERAL CURRENT CONTROL OF COLD-CATHODE GAS DISCHARGES WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ELECTRODES

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Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Experiments were made to explore the phenomenon of controlling a gas discharge in the Townsend region drawing small lateral currents from the discharge. The lateral currents were maintained at a given of the anode-cathode current. These control currents were drawn from the discharge using either internal or external electrodes to which a d-c or linearly varying potential wasAPPLIED, RESPECTIVELY. Data on the sensitivity of the discharge as a function of magnitude and direction of lateral current as well as location of control electrode were also obtained. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE