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The Cylindrical Indefinite Positive Column in a Fixed Neutral Gas

  • Max F. Hoyaux
Part of the Applied Physics and Engineering book series (APPLIED PHYS, volume 8)


All the simplified models of the positive column in the high-pressure arc are based upon the assumption of the Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (L.T.E.). The meaning of this expression has been recalled at the beginning of this book.


Electron Temperature Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium Positive Column Ambipolar Diffusion Metastable Atom 
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Similitude Laws in the Schottky- and Tonks Langmuir Models and the Refinements Thereof

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Radiation Trapping

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Column in a Longitudinal Magnetic Field

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Transients and Afterglow in the Schottky Model

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max F. Hoyaux
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Westinghouse Electric CorporationPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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