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CHARGE PATTERN CREATION BY LASER INDUCED AIR BREAKDOWN WITH LIQUID LAYER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023246D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A very thin liquid layer on an electrode surface is exposed to imagewise laser light to generate ions in the space between the electrode and an adjacent second electrode. A field is applied between the two electrodes simultaneously with laser imaging. Imagewise air breakdown in the space between the electrodes is thus achieved.