Fast electrical discharge tube for time dependent spectoscopy

Y. Binur, R. Shuker, A. Szoke

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Abstract

An improved transverse discharge tube for time resolved spectroscopy is described. Current densities of 1000 A/cm2 with risetime of less than 5×10-9 sec and total pulse length of 3×10-8 sec were achieved in pressures up to 500 Torr of noble gas mixtures. This improved performance, compared with the Tanaka longitudinal tube, is essential for observation of fast energy transfer processes originating at highly excited atomic and molecular levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-473
Number of pages2
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1975
Externally publishedYes

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