Accession Number:

AD0405869

Title:

ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GLOW DISCHARGE BETWEEN COAXIAL CYLINDERS IMMERSED IN A MAGNETIC FIELD

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The effect of a strong magnetic field on the glow discharge between coaxial brass or aluminum cylinders is investigated. Pressures range from one to two hundred microns and the magnetic field varies from zero to five hundred gauss. Ignition and sustaining voltages are plotted against field strength and pressure. Tube current versus field strength is plotted with pressure and terminal voltage as parameters. Also, tube current versus terminal voltage is plotted with pressure and field strength as parameters. Comparison with the results of previous investigators and with available theory is made.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE