Dynamics of electric discharge supported by high-voltage nanosecond pulses at low and intermediate pressures Academic Article uri icon


  • A self-consistent time-dependent one-dimensional model of an ionization cycle of pulse-periodical high-voltage discharge is presented. Electrons were modeled by the time-dependent non-local kinetic equation in the forward-backward approximation. For ions, drift approximation was used. The electric fields was determined from the Poisson equation. Calculations were carried out for argon at p to approximately 1-10 Torr, interelectrode gap L to approximately 1-2 cm and pulse voltage amplitude Va>(E/p)mpL, and can be extended to molecular gases at high pressures.

author list (cited authors)

  • Macheret, S. O., Shneider, M. N., & Miles, R. B.

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  • Macheret, SO||Shneider, MN||Miles, RB