Accession Number : AD0269625

Title :   A GAS-DISCHARGE STABILIZER

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : REZIKYAN,A.M. ; AGBALYAN,YU. G. ; MADATYAN,K.A.

Report Date : 07 AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A gas-discharge tube is placed in a solenoid connected in series with the discharge gas. The axis of the tube is parallel to the magnetic lines of force. In the anode-cathode discharge gap the charges move spirally, i.e., they have a tangential velocity component. Under the effect of this component, the gas in the tube begins to rotate. With an increase in the discharge current, the magnitude of the magnetic field increases, the trajectory of the charge is involuted, and as a result of the increase in the length of the trajectory and, consequently, the internal resistance of the gap, the current decreases. With a decrease in current the entire process reverses. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISCHARGE TUBES, *GAS DISCHARGES, ANODES, ARGON, DIRECT CURRENT, ELECTRODES, GAS IONIZATION, GLOW DISCHARGES, HYDROGEN, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MEASUREMENT, RECTIFIERS, STABILIZATION, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE