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.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||1st TEA–IS Summer School, 17 June 2012, Malaga, Spain - malaga, Spain|
Duration: 17 Jun 2012 → 17 Jun 2012
|Conference||1st TEA–IS Summer School, 17 June 2012, Malaga, Spain|
|Period||17/06/12 → 17/06/12|