Accession Number : AD0776916

Title :   On the Theory of Streamer Breakdown,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Zakharov,A. I. ; Iersyantsev,I. G. ; Pismennyi,V. D. ; Rodin,A. V. ; Smarosmin,A. N.

Report Date : 11 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In the present study the authors developed a qualitative theory to calculate the velocity of an anode-directed streamer in a case where the latter is independent of length. The stability of a streamer front in relation to infinitely small excitations is studied. It is shown that when a front of finite thickness is considered the streamer is stable. In an approximation for an infinitely thin leading front, the streamer is unstable.

Descriptors :   *Gas ionization, *Electrical corona, Partial differential equations, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE