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The anode space of short-time high-intensity electric discharges

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The influence of electrode evaporation on the forming of an anode region of short-time discharges has so far been neglected. A comparison of the amount of vapours produced in spots and the magnitude of the thermal flow to the electrodes for anodes of different materials shows the important connection between the formation of spots on electrodes and the flow of vapours and permits the characteristic effects (high current density in spots, splitting of spots, two forms of contraction) of the anode region of the given type of discharge to be explained.

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In conclusion the author thanks J. Chudoba and B. Grycz for valuable remarks.

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Hermoch, V. The anode space of short-time high-intensity electric discharges. Czech J Phys 13, 327–334 (1963). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01689126

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  • Evaporation
  • Electric Discharge
  • High Current Density
  • Characteristic Effect
  • Anode Region