Thermal Equilibrium in the Carbon Arc
Although the arc is the oldest example of an electric discharge that can be maintained for an arbitrary long time, the properties of chief interest for spectrochemistry bear a closer relation to the essential features of a furnace than to discharge phenomena. This fact, at first sight, is curious and will be examined in the following sections.
KeywordsThermal Equilibrium Electron Temperature Root Mean Square Velocity Light Quantum Local Thermal Equilibrium
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