Applied Physics Letters
The current–voltage characteristics of hollow cathode discharges and their predischarges in argon under dc and pulsed conditions were found to have a positive slope at pressures up to approximately 50 Torr, and currents up to 20 mA, at a hole diameter of 0.7 mm. In this range of pressure and current, parallel operation of hollow cathode discharges, without ballast, was demonstrated. Scaling to higher pressure is possible by reducing the hole diameter. Pulsed experiments with an array of cathode rings of 75 μm diameter allowed us to obtain parallel operation of more than 50 discharges at a pressure of 350 Torr in air.
Original Publication Citation
Schoenbach, K. H., Verhappen, R., Tessnow, T., Peterkin, F. E., & Byszewski, W. W. (1996). Microhollow cathode discharges. Applied Physics Letters, 68(1), 13-15. doi:10.1063/1.116739
Schoenbach, K. H.; Verhappen, R.; Tessnow, R.; Peterkin, F. E.; and Byszewski, W. W., "Microhollow Cathode Discharges" (1996). Bioelectrics Publications. 248.