Accession Number : AD0781157

Title :   Development of an Electrical Discharge in Gaps with Great Overvoltage at Low Air Pressure (Razvitie Elektricheskogo Razryada v Silno Perenapryazhennykh pri Nizkom Davlenii Vozdukha),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Bychkov,Yu. I. ; Osipov,V. V. ; Kurbatov,Yu. A. ; Filonov,A. G.

Report Date : 08 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The physical processes responsible for breakdown of gas gaps with overvoltages of a few percent have been studied in a number of works both oscillographically and optically. Theoretical calculations have shown that known experimental facts are explained well by the theory of Townsend avalanche generation. In the present work, the authors studied the development of a discharge in gaps of 1-6 cm with overvoltages of 2-20 times, and also measured the time characteristics, both the discharge delay time (t sub d), the time of switching to the 0.5 (U sub 0) level and the duration of the 'step' as functions of the electric field voltage.

Descriptors :   *Electric discharges, Glow discharges, Gas discharges, Pulse generators, Low pressure, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE