Generation of Runaway Electron Beams and X-Rays in High Pressure Gases. Volume 2: Processes and Applications

Victor F. Tarasenko (Editor)
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI053000



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This collective book provides a review of research concentrated on runaway electron beams and X-rays in an inhomogeneous electric field with different gases at increased pressure. Attention is also given to supershort avalanche electron beam (SAEB) in the optimal conditions. New experimental techniques and equipment, including those with picosecond time resolutions, were required for diagnostics of electrical and optical signals. The book consists of twenty-four chapters, some of which were written jointly by researchers of different teams. Some chapters consider the range of SAEB applications.


Chapter 1. Experimental and Numerical Research of Runaway Electron Generation During Nanosecond Timescale Duration Electrical Discharge in Pressurized Gases
S. Yatom, D. Levko E. Stambulchik, S. Tskhai, and Ya.E. Krasik (Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa, Israel, and others)

Chapter 2. Generation of Powerful Runaway Electron Beams in Dense Gases
A.M. Boichenko, A.N. Tkachev, and S.I. Yakovlenko (Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 3. Theoretical Estimate of Runaway Electrons Characteristics in High-Pressure Pulsed Discharges
V.Yu. Kozhevnikov, A.V. Kozyrev and N.S. Semeniuk (National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 4. Generation of Runaway Electrons in Laser Plasma
V.V. Lisenkov and V.A. Shklyaev (Institute of Electrophysics, UB RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 5. Generation of Runaway Electron Beams from Plasma Cathode in Air Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure
V.I. Solomonov (Institute of Electrophysics, UB RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia)

Chapter 6. Obtaining the Powerful Abnormal Discharge with the Runaway Electrons
V.Yu. Khomich and V.A. Yamshchikov (Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power RAS, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia)

Chapter 7. Numerical Simulation of Inception and Breakdown Process in Runaway Electron Pre-Ionized Nanosecond Pulse Discharges
C. Zhang, T. Shao and P. Yan (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)

Chapter 8. Dynamics of Ionization Processes in High-Pressure Nitrogen, Air, and SF6 during a Subnanosecond Breakdown Initiated by Runaway Electrons
M.I. Lomaev, V.F. Tarasenko and D.V. Beloplotov (Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 9. Polarity Effect and its Inversion in Nanosecond-Pulse Breakdown of Dense Gases
M.I. Lomaev, V.F. Tarasenko, D.V. Beloplotov, T. Shao, and C. Zhang (Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 10. Application of Run-Away Electron Beams and Run-Away Electron Preionized Discharges for Excitation of Gas Lasers
A.N. Panchenko, V.F. Tarasenko, V.M. Orlovskii, and N.A. Panchenko (Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia)

Chapter 11. Emission of Polymethyl Methacrylate Excited by a Supershort Avalanches Electron Beam and by a UV Excilamp
E.Kh. Baksht, A.G. Burachenko, D.V. Beloplotov, A.V. Kozyrev, and V.F. Tarasenko (Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia)

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