Energetic radiation observations near meter-scale sparks in the laboratory

B.E. Carlson, P. Kochkin, R. Hansen, O. Grondahl, T. Gjesteland, A.P.J. Deursen, van, N. Ostgaard

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The discovery that ordinary laboratory sparks produce x-rays implies the existence of a population of energetic electrons. These electrons may be produced by streamers or interaction of streamer systems, but their exact production mechanism and properties are not well-known. We report on experiments designed to measure x-rays and energetic electrons at a variety of positions near meter-long sparks. The detectors used are coupled by fiber optics to a well-shielded data acquisition system and can be placed quite near to the spark or electrodes. The results suggest variability in observations is due to a combination of variability from one spark to the next and strong spatial variability from one location to another within a single spark. Specific examples and statistical analysis will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st TEA–IS Summer School, 17 June 2012, Malaga, Spain - malaga, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201217 Jun 2012


Conference1st TEA–IS Summer School, 17 June 2012, Malaga, Spain

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Poster presented at the 1st TEA - IS summer school, June 17th - june 22th 2012, Malaga, Spain


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