Electric field-free gas breakdown in explosively driven generators

Shkuratov, Sergey I.; Baird, Jason; Talantsev, Evgueni F.; Altgilbers, Larry L.
July 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p074504
Academic Journal
All known types of gas discharges require an electric field to initiate them. We are reporting on a unique type of gas breakdown in explosively driven generators that does not require an electric field.


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