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Growth of a nanosecond pulsed discharge in a gas with one-electron initiation

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Pulse breakdown on gaps of millimeter order at substantial overvoltages is explained in terms of a discharge mechanism involving photoelectric emission from the cathode followed by collisional multiplication in the gas to give avalanches. The mechanism is used to deduce a theoretical equation for the time of discharge buildup in one-electron mutation, which is compared with experiment.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, No. 1, pp. 40–45, January–February, 1971.

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Kremnev, V.V., Mesyats, G.A. Growth of a nanosecond pulsed discharge in a gas with one-electron initiation. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 12, 33–37 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00853979

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