Enhanced Afterglow in Neon by Removal of Electrical Excitation

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Science  06 Jul 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3523, pp. 34-35
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3523.34-a


An unusual increase in light output results when a neon strobe tube is suddenly short-circuited during the transient. Experimental measurements have been made of the emitted light from the discharge when the capacitor is short-circuited at different times after the initiation of the discharge.