Avalanches: Theory, Experiment, and their Contradictions pp. 341-354
Authors: (A.V. Shelobolin, P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
Abstract: The methodical aspects of an avalanche mechanism of the electrical breakdown of gases (EGB) are discussed. An avalanche theory and its contradictions with the experiment are considered. Basing on a nonlinear plasma-waveguide model the mechanisms are considered, which may help to overcome the contradictions. The experiments that are advisable to be performed at a modern stage of research are described.