Basic Studies of Gases for Fast Switches.
Annual summary rept. 1 Oct 83-30 Sep 84,
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN
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Desirable electron attachment and electron drift characteristics of gases for possible use in diffuse discharge switches are indicated. Gas mixtures for possible use in externally sustained e-beam diffuse discharge switches are suggested on the basis of electron attachment rate constants and electron drift velocities measured as a function of the density-normalized electric field EN. Of particular promise are mixtures of Ar and C3F8. Originator-supplied key words include Diffuse discharge switches, Electron drift velocity, Attachment rate constants, High voltage breakdown, Gas mixtures, Electron transport, Perfluorocarbons.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics