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Electrical Breakdown in a Shocked Gas

Nature volume 193, pages 563564 (10 February 1962) | Download Citation

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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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  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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