Accession Number : ADA339048

Title :   Breakdown At High Overvoltages.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 79-30 Sep 80,

Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kunhardt, E. E.

PDF Url : ADA339048

Report Date : 15 NOV 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A theoretical and experimental Investigation of the Mechanisms via which a gas, at high pressures, undergoes electrical breakdown has been carried out. Theoretically, a model has been developed to describe the initial phases of breakdown in the regime where the Townsend avalanche mechanism does not apply. The model is based on electron Kinetics in regions of highly inhomogeneous electric fields.

Descriptors :   *BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD), MODELS, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, THEORY, VOLTAGE, HIGH PRESSURE, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRONS, KINETICS, IGNITION LAG, AVALANCHE EFFECT(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE