Gaseous Electronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123497017, 9780323140959

Gaseous Electronics

1st Edition

Editors: Merle Hirsh
eBook ISBN: 9780323140959
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1978
Page Count: 518
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Gaseous Electronics, Volume I: Electrical Discharges deals with the intelligent application of gaseous electronics principles and devices to a variety of practical problems, with emphasis on electrical discharges. This text consists of seven chapters and begins with a discussion on the short history of gaseous electronics. The discussion then turns to the behavior of glow discharges when the applied voltage is direct current or low-frequency alternating current. The applications of cataphoresis, including gas purification, and the effects of cataphoresis on gas lasers are considered. The chapters that follow explore high-frequency and microwave discharges; corona discharges; arcs and torches; and plasmas generated by electron beams and shock waves. These treatments of various kinds of discharge include macroscopic manifestations, such as I-V characteristics and qualitative phenomena, as well as descriptions of the underlying phenomena in terms of microscopic processes. This book is intended for research students and practitioners of electronics and electrical engineering as well as physics.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Chapter 1 A Short History of Gaseous Electronics References Chapter 2 Glow Discharges at DC and Low Frequencies Part 2.1 Anatomy of the Discharge I. General Remarks II. Cathode Region III. Positive Column IV. Anode Region References Part 2.2 Ionization Waves in Glow Discharges I. Introduction II. Ranges of Occurrence III. Methods of Observation and Measurements IV. Analyses V. Summary and Conclusions References Part 2.3 Nonuniformities in Glow Discharges: Electrophoresis I. Terminology II. Theory III. Recent Results IV. Electrophoretic Effects References Part 2.4 Nonuniformities in Glow Discharges: Cataphoresis I. Introduction II. Theory III. Experimental Techniques IV. Recent Results V. Retrograde Cataphoresis VI. Applications References Chapter 3 High Frequency and Microwave Discharges I. Introduction II. Breakdown III. Maintaining and Steady State Discharges IV. Microwave Gas-Discharge Applications References Chapter 4 Corona Discharges I. Introduction II. Onset of the Corona Discharge III. Continuous Glow Discharge IV. Transient Corona V. Alternating Voltage Corona Discharge VI. Corona Discharges in Long Air Gaps References Chapter 5 Electric Arcs and Arc Gas Heaters I. Introduction II. Physics of Electric Arcs III. Arc Gas Heaters and Plasma Torches References Chapter 6 Relativistic Electron Beam Produced Plasmas I. Introduction II. Pulsed Power Technology as Applied to REB Accelerators III. Diode Phenomenology IV. Intense Beam Injection into Neutral Gases V. Beam Interaction with Pl


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