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

Gaseous Electronics

1st Edition

Editor: 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


Chapter 1 A Short History of Gaseous Electronics


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


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


Part 2.3 Nonuniformities in Glow Discharges: Electrophoresis

I. Terminology

II. Theory

III. Recent Results

IV. Electrophoretic Effects


Part 2.4 Nonuniformities in Glow Discharges: Cataphoresis

I. Introduction

II. Theory

III. Experimental Techniques

IV. Recent Results

V. Retrograde Cataphoresis

VI. Applications


Chapter 3 High Frequency and Microwave Discharges

I. Introduction

II. Breakdown

III. Maintaining and Steady State Discharges

IV. Microwave Gas-Discharge Applications


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


Chapter 5 Electric Arcs and Arc Gas Heaters

I. Introduction

II. Physics of Electric Arcs

III. Arc Gas Heaters and Plasma Torches


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 Plasma

VI. Beam Interaction with Solid Targets

VII. Other Applications of Intense Pulsed REBs

VIII. Conclusion


Chapter 7 Shock Induced Plasmas

I. Introduction

II. Some Characteristic Properties of Shock Waves

III. Experimental Methods

IV. Plasma Heating and Plasma Behavior in Theta Pinches

V. Plasma Behavior in the Front of Shock Waves

VI. Miscellaneous Topics




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