Wall recombination in glow discharges

J. F. Behnke, T. Bindemann, H. Deutsch, K. Becker

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We derived a model describing the radial distribution of the ion and electron densities and the radial electric field strength in the positive column of a glow discharge. The set of equations related to the plasma consists of the equations for particle and momentum conservation for the ions and electrons and ths POISSON-equation. In a novel approach, the necessary boundary conditions in our model result from a system of balance equations for the charge carriers on the insulated wall surrounding the positive column.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-362
Number of pages18
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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