Jet regime of the afterspark channel decay

S. B. Leonov, Y. I. Isaenkov, A. A. Firsov, S. L. Nothnagel, S. F. Gimelshein, M. N. Shneider

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

36 Scopus citations


Experimental and computational analyses of jet formation at the boundary of a decaying pulse discharge in an ambient quiescent air at 1 atm are presented. High velocity jets are observed attributed to the channel curvature set during the initial breakdown phase. The general convex-to-concave jet direction is explained, and the mechanisms of jets formation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053505
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Jet regime of the afterspark channel decay'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this