Similarity law for rf breakdown
This paper demonstrates that the similarity law for the rf gas breakdown has the form U(rf)=Psi(p-L,L/R,f-L)(where U(rf) is the rf breakdown voltage, p is the gas pressure, L and R are the length and diameter of the discharge tube, respectively, f is the frequency of the rf electric field). It means that two rf breakdown curves registered for narrow inter-electrode gaps or in geometrically similar tubes and depicted in the U(rf)(p-L) graph will coincide only when the condition f-L=const is met. This similarity law follows from the rf gas breakdown equation and it is well supported by the results of measurements.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: EPL 82 (2008), 5 pp.
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Record Number: 200819871 / Last updated on: 2008-06-24
Original language: en
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