Striations in High Frequency Discharges


IN the course of an investigation on the starting and maintenance potentials of the luminous column in argon, produced by applying a high frequency potential of wave-length from 10 to 300 metres to external sleeve electrodes, we found that steady striations were frequently developed. Using the method described by Townsend and Donaldson (Phil. Mag., January 1928), an attempt was made to measure the potential fall over single striations to see whether any definite value could be assigned to it.

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MCCALLUM, S., PERRY, W. Striations in High Frequency Discharges. Nature 123, 48–49 (1929).

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