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Charge Injection and Loss in AC Corona

Elayyan, H., Hartmann, G., Robledo-Martinez, A. and Waters, Ronald 1987. Charge Injection and Loss in AC Corona. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 410 (1839) , pp. 477-500. 10.1098/rspa.1987.0049

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A measurement technique is described for use in corona-discharge studies. This technique uses a biased double-electrode system that enables the rate of arrival of charge carriers at the collector electrode to be determined. The electric field strength at the collector is also obtained. The action of the system is described, and its performance is compared with that predicted from electric field models with finite-element digital field computation. The measurement technique has been applied to 50 Hz corona discharges from 100 and 500 $\mu m$ diameter wires at voltages of up to 30 kV r.m.s. The data have been used in conjunction with a new theoretical criterion for determining the corona extinction points on the descending quarter cycles of the alternating voltage. This has provided a complete budget of space-charge behaviour under the conditions studied, which comprises for each point-on-cycle the charge injected by the active electrode, the charge collected by the passive electrode and the space charge in the interelectrode discharge space. The method is adaptable to other geometries and to direct and impulse voltages, and to practical testing on high-voltage lines, ion sources and electrostatic precipitators.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing
ISSN: 13645021
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 11:19

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