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Conditions for initiation of a discharge in a spherical gas gap with a plasma cathode

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Abstract

The flow of current in a gas gap between a concave plasma cathode and a positive electrode is considered. A simplified theoretical model is used to obtain the conditions for electrical breakdown and the equations for the prebreakdown values of the current and the gap width.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 3, pp. 113–117, March, 1974.

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Kreindel', Y.E., Levina, N.Y. Conditions for initiation of a discharge in a spherical gas gap with a plasma cathode. Soviet Physics Journal 17, 383–386 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00893958

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Keywords

  • Theoretical Model
  • Positive Electrode
  • Electrical Breakdown
  • Plasma Cathode