Scheduled System Maintenance on December 17th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 2:00 and 5:00 PM EST (18:00 - 21:00) UTC. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Model of Collective Acceleration of Ions in Spark Stage of Vacuum Discharge

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Shmelev, D.L. ; Inst. of Electrophys., Russian Acad. of Sci., Ekaterinburg, Russia ; Barengolts, S.A.

A new mechanism of the collective acceleration of anomalous ions at the spark stage of a vacuum discharge is proposed. A 2-D electromagnetic particle-in-cell code was developed to study the mechanism. Computer simulation showed that ions are accelerated in the presence of a plasma cloud in the interelectrode gap, where the development of strong electron instability during the propagation of a cathode electron beam leads to potential buildup to a level exceeding the applied voltage. The appearance of the accelerated ions of the interelectrode plasma is accompanied by a jump in the diode current.

Published in:

Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 8 )