Accession Number : AD0278564

Title :   ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN IN HIGH VACUUM

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Alpert ,D. ; Lee,D.

Report Date : 07 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The phenomenon of charge transfer which occurs when a potential difference is applied between electrodes in a high vacuum is discussed. The nature of prebreakdown currents and material transfer is related to the initiation of an arc between the electrodes. Gap spacings and vacuum conditions are considered. Some rec nt results for small gap spacings in ultrahigh vacuum are described, and a self-consistent picture proposed for the phenomena is observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   ELECTRIC FIELDS, VACUUM APPARATUS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE