Models for analysis of discharge in gases.

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Master Thesis

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Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.



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The objective of this thesis is to demonstrate a new concept of modeling gaseous discharges. It has been noticed that theoretical calculated gaseous discharge parameters deviate considerably from the experimentally obtained values. All previous studies on the electron energy distribution within the gaseous discharge have been considered as one single distribution with one mean energy level. During this study two electron energy distributions, representing majority and minority of electrons in the gaseous discharge, with two mean energy values has been considered. The study reveals that the deviation of theoretical calculated discharge parameters and experimentally obtained values were greatly reduced with the combined model of energy distribution. Gases studied are hydrogen, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide, which satisfy the same concept developed. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .W44. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1468. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.