RF Breakdown Limits

  • Robert A. Jameson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 178)


The scientific explanation of high rf voltage breakdown in evacuated structures is incomplete at best. Although interest in the subject is well over 50 years old, the number of variables and the range of parameters involved are so large that no coherent picture has emerged. Effect modeling is relatively crude and often empirically weighted. Reproducability of experimental results has often been poor. The present discussion will outline some of the hypothesized models and tools and then review some of the more recent experiments and findings concerning some of the variables and parameters.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Jameson
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  1. 1.Accelerator Technology Division, MS H811Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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