Accession Number : ADA118955

Title :   Theoretical Studies of Electron Conduction Through Attaching Gases.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Bardsley,J N

PDF Url : ADA118955

Report Date : 30 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The major goal is to identify a gas mixture with two phases, one of low electrical resistivity and the other of high resistivity, which can be changed rapidly from one phase to the other. The transition could be achieved electrically through changes in the applied voltage, or optically through irradiation by laser light. Such a gas might form the active medium in a diffuse discharge switch that could operate without the movement of electrodes or the addition of large amounts of gas during the opening of the switch. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser beams, *Electron mobility, *Gas discharges, Theory, Pilot studies, Switches, Electrical resistance, Mixtures, Thermal stability, High rate, Irradiation, Voltage

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE