UPM Institutional Repository

Ionization Coefficients and Breakdown Potential in Krypton


Mat Yunus, W. Mahmood (1986) Ionization Coefficients and Breakdown Potential in Krypton. Pertanika, 9 (3). pp. 387-392.


Ionization currents in research grade krypton between plane parallel gold-plated electrodes at separation up to 3 cm were measured in the range of 14 < E/P -:(" 200 volt cm - 1 torr -1 and 2 < p.-:(" 130 torr where E is the applied electric field and p ** is the gas pressure. The values of ionization coeffidents of/P deduced from these measurements were lower than the values obtained by Kruith of(1940) but higher than the values obtained by Dutton et al. (1983), in the range of E/P < 200 volt cm -1 torr -1. Within the limit of experimental error, /P was found to be a function of E/P only. The measured values of breakdown potentials were in good agreement with the values calculated from the breakdown criterion and satisfied the similarity principle.

Download File


Download (2MB)

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Keywords: Primary ionization coefficient, secondary ionization coefficient, breakdown potential
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 02:19
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2411
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item