Paschen's law studies in cold gases

  title={Paschen's law studies in cold gases},
  author={Ralph Massarczyk and P. Chu and Stephen R. Elliott and Keith Rielage and Charles Chip'' Dugger and W. Xu},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
  pages={P06019 - P06019}
The break-through voltage behavior over small gaps has been investigated for differing gap distances, gas pressures, and gas temperatures in nitrogen, neon, argon and xenon gases. A deviation from Paschen's law at micro gap distances has been found. At lower temperatures, a significant shift of the curve relative to the results at room temperature was observed. This behavior can be explained by combining Paschen's law and the ideal gas law. 

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