V^'micromave Breakdown in «ses with a Um Degree of Freionization


This paper presents the results of experiments on microwave breakdown at an open end waveguide antenna in Air, Argon, nitrogen. Carbon Dioxide and Methane at pressures of 0.3 and 30 Torr. The antenna was operated at 9.375 GHz under pulsed conditions at varying pulse rates. Very low degrees of preionization were obtained by adjusting to very slow pulse rates… (More)