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Title: Paschen's law studies in cold gases

Here, the break-through voltage behavior over small gaps has been investigated for differing gap distances, gas pressures, and gas temperatures in nitrogen, neon, argon and xenon gases. A deviation from Paschen's law at micro gap distances has been found. At lower temperatures, a significant shift of the curve relative to the results at room temperature was observed. This behavior can be explained by combining Paschen's law and the ideal gas law.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20079
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 06; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1473795

Massarczyk, Ralph, Chu, Pinghan, Dugger, Charles, Elliott, Steven Ray, Rielage, Keith Robert, and Xu, Wenqin. Paschen's law studies in cold gases. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/P06019.
Massarczyk, Ralph, Chu, Pinghan, Dugger, Charles, Elliott, Steven Ray, Rielage, Keith Robert, & Xu, Wenqin. Paschen's law studies in cold gases. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/P06019.
Massarczyk, Ralph, Chu, Pinghan, Dugger, Charles, Elliott, Steven Ray, Rielage, Keith Robert, and Xu, Wenqin. 2017. "Paschen's law studies in cold gases". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/P06019. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1473795.
@article{osti_1473795,
title = {Paschen's law studies in cold gases},
author = {Massarczyk, Ralph and Chu, Pinghan and Dugger, Charles and Elliott, Steven Ray and Rielage, Keith Robert and Xu, Wenqin},
abstractNote = {Here, the break-through voltage behavior over small gaps has been investigated for differing gap distances, gas pressures, and gas temperatures in nitrogen, neon, argon and xenon gases. A deviation from Paschen's law at micro gap distances has been found. At lower temperatures, a significant shift of the curve relative to the results at room temperature was observed. This behavior can be explained by combining Paschen's law and the ideal gas law.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/P06019},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 06,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}