Plasma breakdown is the process that occurs when a voltage is applied across an electrodegap. One of the key features occurring during breakdown is propagation of an ionisationfront across the discharge volume. The aim of our research is to understand the physics ofbreakdown processes on a sub-nanosecond timescale. Stark spectroscopy of gas atoms will beused to measure electric field distributions during breakdown. In this paper we present themeasurement method and experimental arrangement for this study.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XXVI International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases|
|Place of Publication||Germany, Greifswald|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|