Kinetics of air plasmas generated by electron beams

M. N. Shneider, S. O. Macheret, R. B. Miles

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High energy electron beams represent the most energy-efficient way of generating nonequilibrium plasmas, with power budget 2-3 orders of magnitude better than that of electric field-sustained discharges. The dynamics of plasmas generated in dense gases were analyzed by means of energetic electrons. Two distinct regimes are found, differing in a way that the excess negative charge brought in by the ionizing electron beam is removed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2000
EventICOPS 2000 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jun 4 2000Jun 7 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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