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Real-time optical study of dc and pulsed-field breakdown events in high-voltage vacuum-insulated gaps
Author(s): N. S. Xu; R. V. Latham
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Paper Abstract

A `transparent anode' imaging technique has been used to display the spatial distribution of prebreakdown emission sites and the location of subsequent breakdown events. Using a real time video recording technique, it has been possible to address the following issues: (1) whether or not a spatial correlation exists between a DC prebreakdown emission site and the location of a subsequent DC or pulsed-field (PF) breakdown event, and (2) the evolutionary character of both DC and PF breakdown processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2259, XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174606
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N. S. Xu, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. V. Latham, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2259:
XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum
Gennady A. Mesyats, Editor(s)

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