E/N in Transient Gas Discharges
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Current and voltage waveforms in transient gas discharges have been analyzed. A pulse transmission line system was employed to overvolt a test gap filled with various electron attaching gases. The reduced electrical field measured at the zero current growth portion of the discharge was found to be slightly lower than de or ac breakdown fields for most of the gases studied. The transient discharge technique was also found useful in the determination of plasma resistance during the initial stage of constant current, the phase most likely to exhibit diffuse glow discharge character.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics