CO2-laser-enhanced electron attachment in externally sustained diffuse gas discharges containing vinyl chloride

G. Schaefer, M. Giesselmann, B. Pashaie, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

Photon-enhanced attachment can be used as a conduction-control mechanism for diffuse discharge opening switches. This paper presents experimental results on photon-enhanced attachment based on vibrational excitation of vinyl chloride using a line-tunable CO2 laser. Strong resistance increases and discharge turnoff have been observed in low-current, externally sustained dc discharges. The influence of experimental parameters such as discharge pressure, attacher concentration, discharge voltage, and laser wavelength are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6123-6127
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume64
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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