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Growth of ionization currents in dry air at high values of E/N

Raja, Rao C and Govinda, Raju GR (1971) Growth of ionization currents in dry air at high values of E/N. In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 4 (4). pp. 494-503.

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Uniform field steady-state ionization currents were measured in dry air as a function of N at constant E/N (E is the electric field strength and N the gas number density) and constant electrode separation d for 14·13 × 10-16 less-than-or-eq, slant E/N less-than-or-eq, slant 282·5 × 10-16 V cm2. Uniform field sparking potentials were also measured for Nd range 1·24 × 1016 less-than-or-eq, slant Nd less-than-or-eq, slant 245 × 1016 cm-2. The ratio of the Townsend primary ionization coefficient α to N, α/N, was found to depend on E/N only. The secondary coefficients were also evaluated for aluminium and gold-plated electrodes for the above range of E/N. Measurements of the sparking potentials showed that Paschen's law is not obeyed in air at values of Nd near and below the Paschen minimum.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Publisher: IOP Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IOP Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 09:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28302

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