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A Physical Model of Prebreakdown in the Hollow Cathode Pseudospark Discharge Based on Numerical Simulations

  • Karl Mittag
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 219)

Abstract

The pseudospark discharge is a special form of hollow cathode discharge at pressures around 30 Pa, voltages between 1 and 400 kV, and typically 1 to 5 cm gap between anode and cathode. It promises applications in fast high power switches, in well pinched high intensity pulsed electron beams, as well as in point-like X-ray sources1 2 3.

Keywords

Space Charge Drift Velocity Electron Flux Hollow Cathode Electron Drift Velocity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Mittag
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  1. 1.Institut für Datenverarbeitung in der TechnikKernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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