Accession Number : AD0743246

Title :   Electron Emission from Cathode in Initial Phase of Nanosecond Vacuum Discharge,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Mesyats,G. A. ; Bazhenov,G. P. ; Bugaev,S. P. ; Proskurovskii,D. I. ; Rotshtein,V. P.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A study was made of electron emission from a pointed molybdenum cathode and a flat cathode, using voltage-pulse generators for the attainment of an electron current amplitude of 5 kA. Associated vacuum chamber was pumped to a given pressure. Determinations were made of delay time in the appearance of electron current and the specific mass of metal transported from the pointed electrode. Emission from the point electrode was found not to be autoelectronic in nature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, VACUUM), CATHODES, FIELD EMISSION, USSR

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE