Field enhanced microwave breakdown in a plasma limiter

John J. Mankowski, David Hemmert, Andreas Neuber, Hermann Krompholz

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Abstract

A new type of plasma limiter is being developed which can turn on in less than 1 ns. The approach taken is to initiate streamer breakdown via a micron radius needle tip. Images were taken of the gap region in Argon at several pressures in order to investigate the role of the tip region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-103
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume30
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

Keywords

  • High-power microwaves
  • Optical imaging
  • Plasma limiter
  • Ultrawide-band

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