Accession Number:

ADA135651

Title:

Discharge under the Combined Influence of DC and RF Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

Cold cathode discharges in argon and argon-nitrogen mixtures were investigated experimentally. Current-voltage characteristics were obtained experimentally for these in microwave sustained discharges. The current-voltage characteristics show current saturating at low values of EN followed by a rapid increase in current at higher EN. Lowkes theoretical investigation of gas discharges sustained by an external ionizing source was extended to include microwave excitation. This analysis predicted a similar saturation for the current in the current-voltage characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE