abnormal glow discharge

abnormal glow discharge

[ab′nȯr·məl ‚glō ′dis·chärj]
(electronics)
A discharge of electricity in a gas tube at currents somewhat higher than those of an ordinary glow discharge, at which point the glow covers the entire cathode and the voltage drop decreases with increasing current.
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The preforms in green were sintered by plasma generated by the abnormal glow discharge of direct current, Figure 1, at an atmosphere of [H.sub.2]-[N.sub.2], under the following operating parameters: pressure 3 torr, voltage 534 V, current 160 mA heating rate 100[grados]C / min, conditions under which the work temperature (1200[grados]C [+ o -] 5[grados]C) is reached.

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