Some of the fundamental principles of glow discharges: the structure of the discharges, cathode sputtering, and light emission, are described, including the excitation and ionization phenomena occurring in the glow discharge plasma. The glow discharge tube with a flat cathode (Grimm-style), which is commonly available for the emission spectrometric analysis, is introduced together with a table of the sensitive emission lines of various elements.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry