Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp 1135–1142 | Cite as

Streamer Breakdown of Atmospheric-Pressure Air in a Non-Uniform Electric Field at High Overvoltages

  • V. F. TarasenkoEmail author
  • G. V. Naidis
  • D. V. Beloplotov
  • M. I. Lomaev
  • D. A. Sorokin
  • N. Yu. Babaeva

Experimental and theoretical investigations of a breakdown of atmospheric-pressure air are performed in a strongly non-uniform electric field. Using an ICCD-camera, the dynamics of formation of streamer and diffuse discharges is studied. The data on the streamer characteristics (propagation velocity, plasma parameters, dynamics of the nitrogen emission band N2(C–B) are obtained during the breakdown development in a non-uniform electric field.


streamer breakdown atmospheric-pressure air ionization wave simulation ICCD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Tarasenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. V. Naidis
    • 2
  • D. V. Beloplotov
    • 1
  • M. I. Lomaev
    • 1
  • D. A. Sorokin
    • 1
  • N. Yu. Babaeva
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of High Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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