Thermal Equilibrium in the Carbon Arc

  • P. W. J. M. Boumans


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.


Thermal Equilibrium Electron Temperature Root Mean Square Velocity Light Quantum Local Thermal Equilibrium 
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© P. W. J. M. Boumans 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. J. M. Boumans
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Analytical ChemistryUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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