Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Diffuse discharges at high‐current density

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 $31
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

1 Author(s)
Byszewski, W.W. ; GTE Laboratories Incorporated, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link: 

Diffuse discharges were studied in an impedance‐matched experimental system. A traveling‐wave transmission line system was used to produce a high‐voltage pulse (up to 40 kV), with a rise time of approximately 2 ns and a total pulse width of approximately 100 ns. Gas mixtures of C3F8 and c‐C4F8 with He in a pressure range between 100 and 600 Torr were investigated. Plane parallel electrodes with 10‐cm diameter and electrode spacings from 0.25 to 1.5 cm provided uniform field conditions in the discharge region. UV radiation produced by a flashboard placed behind a perforated anode surface provided the volumetric preionization necessary for maintenance of the diffuse discharge. A low ionization potential seedant was used to assure a uniform preionization. High‐current‐density diffuse discharges were maintained for approximately 100 ns. At low‐current density, the diffuse discharge in an electronegative gas mixture operated under balanced electron growth conditions with constant voltage. At high‐current densities (above 100 A/cm2), the discharge operating voltage decreased and was found to be as much as two times lower than the low‐current glow‐discharge voltage. The operating voltage also decreased with time during individual discharge under such conditions.

Published in:

Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:66 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 1989

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.