DC atmospheric pressure glow microdischarges in the current range from microamps up to amperes
Gas Discharge Physics Laboratory, Stepanov Institute of Physics of the NAS
of Belarus, ave. Nezavisimostsi 68, 220072 Minsk, Belarus
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Revised: 16 August 2010
Published online: 20 October 2010
Electrical and spectroscopic results of comprehensive investigations of microdischarges in atmospheric pressure helium, argon, nitrogen and air at gaps less than 1 mm and over a large current range from microamperes up to amperes are presented. At distance shorter than 1 mm, electrodes influence the normal glow discharge structure and their electrical and optical parameters. Two oscillation discharge regimes were revealed in discharge current range comparable or less than the low-current limit of normal glow discharge.
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2010