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Evolution of a space-charge layer, its instability, and ignition of arc gas discharge under photoemission from a target into a gas
Author(s): E. A. Meshalkin
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A time evolution of the space charge-layer (SCL) has been investigated under photoelectric effect from a target into N2, He, and air. The influence of an attachment, background plasma (BP), and negative ions on this process was established. At pressure range (10-3 - 10) Torr the development of the double-layer instability, which was caused by a BP-electron-gas pressure above the critical value, and ignition of arc photoelectric gas discharge were observed.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1440, Optical Radiation Interaction with Matter, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48153
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E. A. Meshalkin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1440:
Optical Radiation Interaction with Matter
Alexey M. Bonch-Bruevich; Vitali I. Konov; Mikhail N. Libenson, Editor(s)

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