"Dynamics of the breakdown of the discharge gap at high overvoltage"

A. Shvydky (UT), V.N. Khudik, V.P. Nagorny, C.E. Theodosiou (UT)

(c)2004 Plasma Dynamics Corporation

We consider pure Ne gas, at 500 Torr pressure. Secondary electron emission coefficient is 0.64, applied voltage significantly larger than the breakdown voltage. No photoemission from the cathode is included.

400um gap           600um gap          800um gap