Vacuum Arcs: Theory and Applications

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Wiley, Jan 22, 1980 - Technology & Engineering - 372 pages
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Leading experts examine the theory, principles, and recent applications of vacuum arc devices, with special attention to the intensive research and development on the high-power vacuum circuit interrupter conducted at the General Electric Research and Development Center. Covers all important aspects of vacuum discharges: the wide variety of breakdown processes; Arc ignition by plasma triggering; the arc cathode; the emission process at the arc anode; high-current anode processes; and commercial and non-commercial applications of vacuum interrupters.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO VACUUM ARCS
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ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN IN VACUUM
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ARC IGNITION PROCESSES
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