Breakdown in mm-sized discharges : discharge formation under high-frequency AC voltage

A. Sobota, J.H.M. Kanters, M.F. Gendre, J. Dijk, van, F. Manders, E.M. Veldhuizen, van, M. Haverlag

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Abstract

High-frequency AC breakdown covers a broad range of frequencies. The reakdown process in not the same in the whole frequency range, and the most attention has historically been given to low-frequency end where there is at least one breakdown per half voltage cycle, and to the high-frequency end, where the electron energy cannot follow the changes in electric ??eld. The mid-range, although it has been proven as technologically important, has not been extensively studied. The aim of this project was to examine the breakdown process in near-atmospheric pressure argon and xenon in an enclosed pin-pin geometry. The work was focused on 0.3 and 0.7 bar discharges in 4 mm and 7 mm gas gaps. The driving frequency was varied between 60 kHz and 1 MHz. We present several key features of breakdown in this combination of pressure, gap length and voltage frequency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG 2011), August 28th- September 2nd, 2011, Belfast, UK
PagesC10-40-1/3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG 2011), August 28 - September 2, 2011, Belfast, UK - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 20112 Sep 2011
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Conference30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG 2011), August 28 - September 2, 2011, Belfast, UK
Abbreviated titleICPIG 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period28/08/112/09/11
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    Sobota, A., Kanters, J. H. M., Gendre, M. F., Dijk, van, J., Manders, F., Veldhuizen, van, E. M., & Haverlag, M. (2011). Breakdown in mm-sized discharges : discharge formation under high-frequency AC voltage. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG 2011), August 28th- September 2nd, 2011, Belfast, UK (pp. C10-40-1/3)