DOI: 10.1109/plasma.2004.1339879
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Abstract: Recently, the EEFLs developed for the light sources in a liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight, have been achieved to a high brighmess comparable to the cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) with a low frequency operation less than 100 kHz [1][2]. From the general I-V characteristics of EEFLs, the important issues in this study are to obtain the Townsend coefficients of the discharge, the ionization rate a and the ion induced electron emission rate of the effective y corresponding to EEFLs. The first coeffi…

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