Preliminary results on radiation characteristics of pulsed hollow cathode capillary discharges are presented. The device combines the on axis electron beam assisted ionization capabilities of the transient hollow cathode discharge with a novel high voltage low inductance geometrical design, which integrates the local energy storage into the electrode system. A nanosecond regime high temperature plasma is produced in a long, high aspect ratio capillary, with light emission in the UV to XUV region. The discharge is operated from near vacuum to pressure in the 1000 mTorr range. (author). 2 figs., 7 refs.
Choi, P; Dumitrescu-Zoita, C; Larour, J; Rous, J;  Favre, M; Moreno, J; Chuaqui, H; Wyndham, E;  Zambra, M;  Wong, C S 
- Ecole Polytechnique, 91 - Palaiseau (France). Lab. de Physique des Milieux Ionises
- Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile). Facultad de Fisica
- Comision Chilena de Energia Nuclear, Santiago (Chile)
- Univ. of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Plasma Research Lab