Temporal and spatial behaviors of discharge in nitrogen gas between two parallel-plane electrodes




 In this article, a full temporal and spatial description of discharge for pure nitrogen gas in a nearly uniform electric field is reported.  Results of simulation given provide a full understanding of the discharge at different stages of the ionization process.  Effects of the primary energetic electrons and the secondary electrons are clearly shown at each stage of the ionization growth being followed in the discharge gap. Presented are the local electric field distribution and temporal behavior of the streamers at each point of the discharge medium along with the secondary processes affecting ionization growth.