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Electrical Breakdown in a Shocked Gas

Naturevolume 193pages563564 (1962) | Download Citation



As part of an investigation of the properties of a plasma homopolar (Fig. 1) we have observed the impulse electrical breakdown in air and in argon at pressures between 400µ and 4 mm. mercury in zero magnetic field.

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    Cloupeau, M., C.R. Acad. Sci., Paris, Note 8, 8 (1960).

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  1. Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey

    • P. B. BARBER
    • , C. S. GASKELL
    • , J. S. T. LOOMS
    • , D. A. SWIFT
    •  & B. A. TOZER


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