Accession Number : AD0660567

Title :   BREAKDOWN MECHANISMS FOR LASER-INDUCED DISCHARGES IN SUPER-HIGH PRESSURE GASES,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN LABS FOR ELECTRONICS AND RELATED SCIENCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Dougal,Arwin A. ; Gill,Dennis H.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The paper presents the results of validation experiments on the effects of laser induced breakdown of super-high pressure gases (7 to 2000 atmospheres). It was determined that the optical extension of the classical diffusion - controlled microwave breakdown theory correctly predicts a minimum in the electric field vs. pressure curve. The experiments identify electron impact as the responsible breakdown mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, HIGH PRESSURE), GASES, LASERS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, PRESSURE, IONIZATION, ELECTRONS, IMPACT

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE