In this paper, the two theories concerning the propagation of breakdown waves are compared. The two theories are as follows: 1. The photoionization theory, in which the driving force of the propagation is the electromagnetic radiation from the hot gas generated at the electrode with the greatest potential gradient. 2. The electron fluid dynamical theory, in which the driving force of the propagation is the partial pressure of the high temperature electron gas generated in the neighborhood of the pulsed electrode. Successes in explaining the experimental data will be compared.
Burris, Debra and Hemmati, Mostafa
"Comparison of Two Models for Breakdown Waves,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 46
, Article 38.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol46/iss1/38