Breakdown of Air at Microwave Frequencies

@article{Gould1956BreakdownOA,
  title={Breakdown of Air at Microwave Frequencies},
  author={L. Gould and L. W. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
  year={1956},
  volume={27},
  pages={1162-1170}
}
A theory for uniform field breakdown in air at microwave frequencies is developed and applied with success to predicting values of breakdown over a wide range of experimental conditions. Three distinct types of breakdown are treated; c.w. (continuous wave) breakdown, single pulse breakdown, and multipulse breakdown. The conditions for breakdown are determined from a solution of the electron continuity equation for an average electron, in which electron ionization, attachment, and diffusion are… Expand
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