Wagenaars, E.; Bowden, M. D. and Kroesen, G. M. W.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.075002|
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Using laser-induced fluorescence-dip Stark spectroscopy, we performed time-resolved, direct measurements of electric-field strengths during the breakdown phase of a low-pressure, pulsed discharge in xenon. With this experimental technique we could for the first time quantitatively measure the time evolution of the driving force of the plasma breakdown process: the electric field. Moving ionization fronts were measured with submicrosecond resolution. These ionization fronts were sustained by a spatially narrow, rapidly moving region of strong electric field.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
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|Date Deposited:||25 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 16:49|
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