Definition of glow discharge in English:

glow discharge


  • A luminous sparkless electrical discharge from a pointed conductor in a gas at low pressure.

    • ‘Electron microscopy was carried out by using specimen grids that were coated with 0.25% formvar and the carbon and subjected to glow discharge.’
    • ‘In addition glow discharges might account for some reactions noted in the Viking biological experiments.’
    • ‘His work on diagnosing and modeling glow discharges has received much attention worldwide.’
    • ‘In fact, the list of discharge plasmas related to glow discharges is longer than this.’
    • ‘The visible component of a coronal glow discharge occurs above the anode, often in layers.’