The influence of space charge shielding on dielectric multipactor

Chang, C.; Liu, G. Z.; Tang, C. X.; Yan, L. X.
May 2009
Physics of Plasmas;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p053506
Academic Journal
A model of space charge influenced by multipactor electrons and plasma has been established. The positive space charge potential/field for vacuum dielectric multipactor is analytically studied. After considering the plasma, the positive space charge field is further shielded, and multipactor saturates at higher surface accumulated field, compared with that for only considering multipactor electrons. The negative space charge potential/field for dielectric breakdown at high pressure is analyzed. It is found that the negative potential can be nonmonotonously varied, forming a minimum potential well.


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