Vol. 10, issue 11, article # 15

pdf Gridnev A. G. Phase transitions in the plasma recombinated in a gaseous atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1997. V. 10. No. 11. P. 842-845.
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Recombination peculiarities of a large plasma volume in a gaseous atmosphere are described. It is shown that the recombination of the plasma of a single-atom ions in a single-atom atmosphere always comes to its completion. Recombination of the plasma of two- or multiatomic ions in a two- or multiatomic gas can not be completed without a phase transition of the first kind. In this case, a metastable state of the plasma cloud appears. The plasma model of ball lightning is considered as an example. The interpretation of the observed behavior of ball lightning is presented.