Controlled propagation of a glow discharge along a divided cathode
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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.
KeywordsGlow Discharge Effective Role Effective Application Signal Conversion Control Electrode
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