High-power glow discharges

  title={High-power glow discharges},
  author={C. Fernando and C. Rowe and D. T. Swift-Hook},
  journal={Journal of Physics D},
  • C. Fernando, C. Rowe, D. T. Swift-Hook
  • Published 1975
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics D
  • A method of stabilizing low-pressure, high-power (100 kW) glow discharges against glow-arc transitions is described. An external circuit consisting of an inductor, a series resistor and a shunt capacitor is used to cause rapid arc extinction and avoid arc reignition. Mean power levels of 100 kW and peak powers of 160 kW have been sustained throughout many successive glow-arc transitions, and powers of 10 kW have been sustained for several seconds using a suitable d.c. power supply. The method… CONTINUE READING
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