On the Hollow Cathode Effect Mechanism
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2006
Copyright © 1967 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Annalen der Physik
Volume 474, Issue 5-6, pages 225–233, 1967
How to Cite
Popovici, C., Somesan, M. and Nistor, V. (1967), On the Hollow Cathode Effect Mechanism. Ann. Phys., 474: 225–233. doi: 10.1002/andp.19674740502
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 8 AUG 1966
On basis of new results concerning the dependence of the discharge current on the intercathode spacing and the cathode fall potential, the main characteristics of the hollow cathode effect (H.C.E) in a plane-parallel geometry are defined.
In order to explain the particularities of the H.C.E., a mechanism is proposed that regards the discharge current amplifications and the enhancement of the negative glow plasma as a consequence of the plasma beam instabilities.