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Streak photography and other studies of the long spark in air

Waters, Ronald 1962. Streak photography and other studies of the long spark in air. Presented at: Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey, England, 7th-11th May, 1962. Gas Discharges and the Electricity Supply Industry. Butterworths, pp. 38-53.

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Rotating-mirror cameras and oscillographic recording have been used to examine the growth of the leader phase of long sparks in rod-plane gaps under positive impulse potentials. A critical stage is shown to exist during leader development at which its velocity is 1-2 x 106 cm/sec, and where the discharge is halted in the case of no flashover. A theoretical examination is made of the conditions in the leader channel which suggests that a considerable potential gradient exists along its length, particularly when the discharge current is low. Various sources of energy loss are discussed in an attempt to account for the observed leader velocity characteristics. During the later stages of leader development the current, velocity and gap voltage data confirm those reported by previous workers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Additional Information: This was all the information I could find I am afraid.
Publisher: Butterworths
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 17:24

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