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Electrical characteristics of pseudospark discharge
Author(s): Gerard Bauville; Alain Delmas
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Paper Abstract

The studies, carried out on high inductive energy transfer, has lead the Electrotechnical Laboratory to test switch device. Our works on trigger vacuum switches has shown switch off capacities. In preliminary studies, we have shown possibilities to pseudospark discharge for zero current switching. Our purpose here is to define electrical characterization of this kind of discharge. An axial magnetic field, pressure of gas (air), different shapes of geometrical electrode was the network constant of the pseudospark discharge. The surface observation of the cathode and the anode show us that a pseudospark discharge diffuse all over the electrode surface.

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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: 10.1117/12.174658
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Gerard Bauville, Paris VI and Paris XI Univ. (France)
Alain Delmas, Paris VI and Paris XI Univ. (France)

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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