Influences of shock waves on high-pressure, pulsed glow discharge due to excimer laser excitation

Citation
G. Imada et al., Influences of shock waves on high-pressure, pulsed glow discharge due to excimer laser excitation, JPN J A P 1, 40(2B), 2001, pp. 1148-1151
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Volume
40
Issue
2B
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1148 - 1151
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(200102)40:2B<1148:IOSWOH>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
The high-pressure, pulsed glow discharge has been studied to gain a further understanding of the excitation discharge on application of excimer lasers . The influence of shock waves on the discharge has been investigated disre garding other factors which may affect the discharge instabilities, such as gas density depletion, discharge products, residual ions, halogen gas, and electrode heating. A shock wave of 1.2 in Mach number is produced by a sho ck tube with a gas mixture of helium and argon. It is found that if the sho ck wave, propagating across the discharge direction, does not reach the mid dle of the discharge region, glow discharge occurs only in front of the sho ck wave. Even if the shock wave passes through the middle of the discharge region, the glow discharge occurs only in front of the shock wave. However, an are-like filament through the shock front is also produced. If the shoc k wave passes through the discharge region, the glow discharge can be produ ced again behind the shock front, however, a surface discharge is also prod uced between the main electrode and the pre-ionization pin electrode.