Applied Physics Letters
We report on argon excimer emission from high-pressure microdischarges formed inside metal capillaries with or without gas flow. Excimer emission intensity from a single tube increases linearly with gas pressure between 400 and 1000 Torr. Higher discharge current also results in initial intensity gains until gas heating causes saturation or intensity drop. Argon flow through the discharge intensifies emission perhaps by gas cooling. Emission intensity was found to be additive in prealigned dual microdischarges, suggesting that an array of microdischarges could produce a high-intensity excimer source.
Original Publication Citation
Sankaran, R. M., Giapis, K. P., Moselhy, M., & Schoenbach, K. H. (2003). Argon excimer emission from high-pressure microdischarges in metal capillaries. Applied Physics Letters, 83(23), 4728-4730. doi:10.1063/1.1632034
Sankaran, R. Mohan; Giapis, Konstantinos P.; Moselhy, Mohamed; and Schoenbach, Karl H., "Argon Eximer Emission From High-Pressure Microdischarges In Mental Capillaries" (2003). Bioelectrics Publications. 239.