Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 264–276 | Cite as

Analytical Model of a Surface Barrier Discharge Development

  • V. R. SolovievEmail author


The propagation of the front of a single surface dielectric barrier microdischarge is studied using an analytical model based on the charge balance equation. The model allows one to find analytical dependences of the discharge propagation velocity and the length of the discharge zone on the parameters of the dielectric barrier and applied voltage pulse. To solve the problem, the results of numerical simulations of the distributions of the electric field, potential, and electron density along the discharge channel are used. The results obtained with the help of the proposed model agree qualitatively with available experimental data.



I am grateful to G.V. Naidis for useful discussions and acquainting me with works [11, 12]. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, grant no. 3.9279.2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyiRussia
  2. 2.Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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