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Phases of vacuum and plasma discharges and control of their parameters
Author(s): E. N. Abdullin; G. P. Bazhenov; S. M. Chesnokov; G. P. Erokhin; V. V. Kiselev; O. B. Ladyzhensky
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Paper Abstract

Linear electric circuit with constant parameters becomes a nonlinear one with parameters variable in time after vacuum discharge gap is connected to it. Change of discharge parameters occurs by cycle. Full vacuum discharge cycle includes predischarge, spark, arc phases and current break phase (Fig. 1). Discharge development by incomplete cycle as well as development of one and the same discharge by several parallel channels with different cycles are possible. Every moment discharge current I is limited by one ofthe factors and namely - cathode emission ability L, plasma emission ability I, vacuum gap conductivity P. outer circuit resistance R -but it can not be limited by simultaneous infidence of several these factors. Fragment of the scheme (Fig.2) reflecting succession of turning on of current limiting factors may present how the process ofevery discharge goes on.

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Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2259, XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174649
Show Author Affiliations
E. N. Abdullin, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
G. P. Bazhenov, Institute of Electrophysics (Russia)
S. M. Chesnokov, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
G. P. Erokhin, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
V. V. Kiselev, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
O. B. Ladyzhensky, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2259:
XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum
Gennady A. Mesyats, Editor(s)

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