Vol. 19, issue 12, article # 13

Kukharev V.N. Photoinjection emission and specific features of plasma-aerosol formations. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2006. V. 19. No. 12. P. 964-966.
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Description and elementary theory of a new type of the charged particle emission from the volume-charged emitters under the action of light are presented. I call this type of the emission the "photoinjection emission," which is characterized by variation in the photoeffect cut-off frequency for the emitters made of the same material depending on the excess volume concentration of charged particles in the volume near the surface of the emitter. I isolate the class of processes (injection, photoinjection emission of charged particles and neutral particles) that are caused by the volume-charged state (VCS) of condensed matter. It is assumed that the color shades of the mesospheric clouds are formed owing to the photoinjection emission from the volume-charged aerosols charged by high-energy corpuscular and electromagnetic cosmic radiation at high altitudes in the atmosphere.