Vol. 17, issue 02-03, article # 4

Kolbychev G. V., Kolbycheva P. D. Pulsed breakdown of interelectrode gaps. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2004. V. 17. No. 02-03. P. 106-108. PDF
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We present data on the pulsed breakdown voltage measured in some gaps filled with helium. We have examined the gap geometries that are interesting from the viewpoint of open discharge physics. The influence of reflection of fast electrons from the anode and the potential sag through the anode grid cells is determined. The times of breakdown formation have been calculated, as well as the distribution of ions over the interelectrode gap for the case of a strong electron runaway.