On the Creation of Negative-Temperature States in a Pinch-Discharge Plasma

  • Academician D. V. Skobel’tsyn
Part of the The Lebedev Physics Institute Series book series (LPIS, volume 56)


The self-constriction of an electric current by virtue of its own magnetic field (the pinch effect) has been known for some time. It was first investigated by W. H. Bennett (Sr.) for a relativistic electron beam [49] (1934).


Electron Temperature Population Inversion Skin Effect Discharge Chamber Cumulative Discharge 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Academician D. V. Skobel’tsyn
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  1. 1.P. N. Lebedev Physics InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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