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Effect of pulsed electron-beam treatment of electrodes on the electric strength of the vacuum insulation
Author(s): A. V. Batrakov; Alexey B. Markov; Gregory E. Ozur; Dmitry I. Proskurovsky; Vladimir P. Rotshtein
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Paper Abstract

A method for preliminary treatment of electrodes by a microsecond low-energy intense electron beam is proposed. It has been demonstrated that such a beam melts off the electrode surface and cleans the surface layers from impurities and dissolved gases. In combination with subsequent conditioning of the vacuum gap by low-current pulsed discharges, high breakdown electric fields can be attained.

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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: 10.1117/12.174677
Show Author Affiliations
A. V. Batrakov, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)
Alexey B. Markov, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)
Gregory E. Ozur, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)
Dmitry I. Proskurovsky, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)
Vladimir P. Rotshtein, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)


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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