Prebreakdown Phenomena in Dry Air Along PTFE Spacers
In the design of electrical gas insulated systems data on breakdown fieldstrengths is extensively used. Breakdown voltages for gases are usually given by Paschen curves, which serve as an engineering tool in high voltage engineering. This work is a continuation of earlier work1, 2 and deals with a study of avalanche and streamer formation in air along teflon (PTFE) insulators.
KeywordsBreakdown Voltage Conical Space Cathode Anode Streamer Formation Intensify Charge Couple Device
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