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Title: Some features of horizontally oriented low-current electric arc in air

The properties of an electric arc operating in open air at currents of lower than 1 A were studied experimentally. The rod cathode was oriented horizontally. Cylindrical rods and plane plates either installed strictly vertically in front of the cathode end or tilted at a certain angle served as the anode. It is shown that, with such an electrode configuration, it is possible to form a discharge channel much longer than the electrode gap length. Regimes of regular oscillations are revealed, and conditions for their appearance are established. The electric field strength in the arc column and the electron temperature near the anode are calculated.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (Russian Federation)
  2. National Research Technical University, Naberezhnye Chelny Branch (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANODES; CATHODES; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; OSCILLATIONS; PLATES; RODS