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Gas Discharge in Air of Atmospheric Pressure at Very Low Voltage

Nature volume 159, page 675 (17 May 1947) | Download Citation

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IT has been observed that a potential difference of as little as 15 V. applied between two semi-conductors in contact with each other, or alternatively, of a semi-conductor in contact with a metal, may sustain a gas discharge in air of atmospheric pressure.

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    U.S. Patent No. 2,254,957, September 2, 1941, and an earlier Hungarian patent of October 23, 1939.

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    • O. KANTOROWICZ

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