Miller, Glenn H. Weapons Effects Division, Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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A transient form of gaseous conduction. This type of discharge is difficult to define, and no universally accepted definition exists. It can perhaps best be thought of as the transition between two more or less stable forms of gaseous conduction. For example, the transitional breakdown which occurs in the transition from a glow to an arc discharge may be thought of as a spark.
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