Accession Number:

ADA149828

Title:

Basic Studies of Gases for Fast Switches.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Oct 83-30 Sep 84,

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE