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Theorie des oscillations spontanees dans les tubes a vapeur de mercure a cathode chaude (Theory of Spontaneous Oscillations in Mercury Vapor Hot-Cathode Discharge Tubes)
ATELIERS DE CONSTRUCTIONS ELECTRIQUES DE CHARLEROI (BELGIUM)
The theory of spontaneous oscillations in mercury vapor hot-cathode discharge tubes is described. In this oscilllation three phases may be distinguished 1 Penetration of the anode sheath 2 Excess ionization following the penetration obeying the law of small variations around a stable equilibrium 3 Increased voltage drop at the anode following the disappearance of the excess ionization according to the theory of hangmuir probes. When the voltage drop at the anode sheath acquires a sufficient value a new penetration occurs and the cycle repeats. New experimental results are in excellent agreement with theory.
Pub. in Bulletin de l'Academie Royale de Belgique (Classe des Sciences) p1050-1062, 10 Nov 1956. Text in French.
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