Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 7, pp 86–87 | Cite as

Controlled propagation of a glow discharge along a divided cathode

  • N. V. Volkov
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Conclusions

With the gas-discharge device used, propagation of a glow discharge along a divided cathode, making use of δ-processes, is a quite reliable and well-reproducible process.

Neighboring discharge gaps are reliably isolated when there is a positive potential ϕ on the controlled electrode, and reliably connected when this potential is negative.

The shape of the discharge gap and the effective role of the control electrode combine to shorten the discharge-formation time and the discharge-gap deionization time.

As the discharge travels in our device, there is a bright, linear optical trace (see Fig. 2). This method of glow-discharge propagation can find widespread, effective application in cold-cathode gas-discharge devices for signal conversion in pulse equipment.

Keywords

Glow Discharge Effective Role Effective Application Signal Conversion Control Electrode 

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© Consultants Bureau 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Volkov
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  1. 1.Kuibyshev Institute of Structural EngineeringUSSR

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