Production of High Density Uniform Plasmas.
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS
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The electron beam sustainer method of generating a stable high pressure gas discharge is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The most important discharge instability in the non-self-sustaining discharge is the streamer this is discussed and a model proposed for formation and propagation. Integration of streamer velocity over the discharge gap predicts arcing times. Experimental measurements of streamer behaviour in nitrogen discharge have been made, and these are compared with predictions.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics