Accession Number : AD0808279

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF HIGH POWER GASEOUS ELECTRONICS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Aug-31 Oct 66,

Corporate Author : MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Maddix, H. S. ; Pergola, J. J.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An investigation of the role of electron attaching gases in the performance of TR tubes has continued. Attempts at verifying recovery time theory in bromine and chlorine discharges at higher peak powers than previously, met with no success because of gas contamination attributed to discharge induced wall outgassing. An investigation of the bromine recovery characteristic over a 25 C to 330 C ambient temperature range showed no significant variations. This result indicates that the attachment rate is insensitive to electron energies in the thermal range. The TR attenuation theory has been extended to apply to the discharge period as well as to the recovery period. This extended theory correlates leakage as well as recovery time to the parameters of an attachment controlled gas discharge. A skin depth theory has been applied to determine electron density and discharge thickness. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSMIT RECEIVE TUBES, DISSOCIATION), (*IONS, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), BROMINE, CHLORINE, ELECTRON DENSITY, REACTION KINETICS, ELECTRIC ARCS, PRESSURE, ATTENUATION, GAS DISCHARGES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE