An experimental study of the physical processes in the high-density, ablation-controlled plasmas produced by the capillary discharges is described. The principal role of the explosive ablation of an electrode surface in the generation of dielectric-vapor plasmas is demonstrated. How these phenomena determine the plasma density and temperature is shown. The conventional models of the physics in ablation-controlled plasmas do not predict the phenomena.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 26 1999|
- High-density ablation-controlled capillary plasmas
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)