High Voltage Vacuum Insulation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-04-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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This book explores the technological advances that have flowed from the major leap in our fundamental understanding of the subject. Following on from the Editor's earlier book High Voltage Vacuum Insulation: The Physical Basis (Academic Press London/NY 1981) this text provides a modern 'working manual' which concentrates on the practical aspects and applications with contributions from internationally-recognised experts in the field.

Table of Contents

Author Profilesp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Editors Notesp. xix
Symbols and Abbreviationsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
Basic Concepts
The "Pure" Vacuum Gap
The Operational Characteristics of Practical HV Gapsp. 19
Diagnostic Studies of Prebreakdown Electron "Pin-Holes"p. 61
The Physical Origin of Prebreakdown Electron "Pin-Holes"p. 115
Electron Emission Based Breakdown Mechanismsp. 165
The Point-Plane Field Emitting Diodep. 205
Microparticle Phenomenap. 229
The "Bridged" Vacuum Gap
High Voltage Performance Characteristics of Solid Insulators in Vacuump. 299
Charge Trapping-Detrapping Processes and Related Breakdown Phenomenap. 329
Technological Practice
Pulsed Powerp. 369
High Voltage Breakdown in the Electron Gun of Linear Microwave Tubesp. 403
RF Superconducting Accelerating Cavitiesp. 431
HV Insulation in Space-based Device Applicationsp. 459
High Voltage Vacuum Insulation at Cryogenic Temperaturesp. 487
Vacuum Arc Initiation and Applicationsp. 515
Indexp. 563
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