Similarities between the initial phase of a transient nonuniform glow discharge in nitrogen and the negative corona Trichel pulse formation in an electronegative gas

Černák, Mirko; Hosokawa, Tatsuzo
January 1988
Applied Physics Letters;1/18/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p185
Academic Journal
Measurements have been made of the initial stage of breakdown in a short negative point-to-plane gap in nitrogen at pressures of 50–750 Torr and at various overvoltages. The transient glow discharge regime was found to be preceded by a peaked current signal of conspicuous similarity to the Trichel pulse rise and its initial decay in an electronegative gas.


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