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Title: Effect of ionization in the cathode layer on the characteristics of a Penning discharge. I. Hollow cathode discharge

Abstract

A theoretical model of a glow discharge with a cold hollow cathode is introduced which takes into account the contribution to ionization of the gas from fast secondary electrons formed in the cathode layer. The resulting expression for the volt-ampere characteristic agrees satisfactorily with experiment. Including the formation of fast secondary electrons in the layer makes it possible to explain a well-known specific property of the discharge - the direct proportionality, for a constant cathode potential drop, of the width of the cathode layer to the width of the cathode hollow. 15 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Vsesoiuznyi Elektrotekhnicheskii Institut, Istra, USSR
OSTI Identifier:
5264267
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Sov. Phys. - Tech. Phys. (Engl. Transl.); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; GLOW DISCHARGES; IONIZATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON EMISSION; HOLLOW CATHODES; PLASMA JETS; SECONDARY EMISSION; CATHODES; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRODES; EMISSION; 640420* - Fluid Physics- Properties & Structure of Fluids- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Metel, A S. Effect of ionization in the cathode layer on the characteristics of a Penning discharge. I. Hollow cathode discharge. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Metel, A S. Effect of ionization in the cathode layer on the characteristics of a Penning discharge. I. Hollow cathode discharge. United States.
Metel, A S. Tue . "Effect of ionization in the cathode layer on the characteristics of a Penning discharge. I. Hollow cathode discharge". United States.
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abstractNote = {A theoretical model of a glow discharge with a cold hollow cathode is introduced which takes into account the contribution to ionization of the gas from fast secondary electrons formed in the cathode layer. The resulting expression for the volt-ampere characteristic agrees satisfactorily with experiment. Including the formation of fast secondary electrons in the layer makes it possible to explain a well-known specific property of the discharge - the direct proportionality, for a constant cathode potential drop, of the width of the cathode layer to the width of the cathode hollow. 15 references.},
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