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Anode Phenomena in Triggered Vacuum Gaps

Kamakshaiah, S and Rau, RSN (1977) Anode Phenomena in Triggered Vacuum Gaps. In: IEEE Transactions on, Plasma Science, 5 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Arc voltage - current characteristics and threshold current densities occuring during the formation of anode spots in triggered vacuum gaps are reported. Single pulses of 1.65 ms arcing time, which correspond to switching surge currents, are used in the study with copper and aluminum anodes. The threshold values are 1.75 times the values reported earlier using the longer, 8 mis, arcing time. They are found to depend upon the duration of arcing time as well as upon electrode material, surface conditions, electrode size and contact separation. Lateral inhomogenity in the electrode geometry appears to reduce the threshold value by promoting early formation of anode spots.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on, Plasma Science
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 03:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24634

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