Distribution of electron flows over the cathode surface in a discharge with oscillating electrons
Source: Technical Physics, Volume 51, Number 2, January 2006 , pp. 209-215(7)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:The mechanisms governing the distribution of the longitudinal electron flows over the cathode surface in a discharge with oscillating electrons are studied experimentally. The influence of the discharge gap length on the magnitude and distribution of the electron flows is investigated. It is shown that intense longitudinal electron flows in a tube of diameter d a =31 mm can form only with short anodes of length l a =2.5–3.5 cm. The distributions of the electron current over the cathode surface at various discharge conditions are determined.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 2006