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Subject: Re: Help me think this through
Date: May 05, 8:19 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On May 05, 8:19 am, Richard Hull wrote:

Electrically, what we are operating is a shorted out gas diode with most of the current handled by electrons. It is sort of like a neon bulb. ionic production is a minor current carrier.

It operates at the ragged edge of conduction in a non-linear region and from run to run, (depending on operating pressure), the device behaves slightly differently based on where it is on the operating curve.

Richard Hull