"Gasdynamic Diode"Formation for High-Voltage NS Discharges

Andrey Yu Starikovskiy, Mikhail N. Shneider, Arthur Dogariu

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It was demonstrated by numerical calculations, that the streamer propagation can be blocked both in the cases of streamer's interaction with a low and high gas densities in the layer formed across the propagation axix if its thickness is large enough. In the case of a thin high-density layer, streamers overlap the gap both for positive and negative polarities on the high-voltage electrode. On the other hand, the development of a discharge in the gap with a low-density gas layer strongly depends on the polarity of applied voltage. For a relatively small layer thickness (δ < r m ), the gap exhibits selective "conductivity": a negative discharge can develop up to a low-voltage electrode, while a positive discharge stops in a low density layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665432276
StatePublished - Sep 12 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021 - Lake Tahoe, United States
Duration: Sep 12 2021Sep 16 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
ISSN (Print)0730-9244


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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