An empirical formula for gas switch breakdown delay

@article{Martin1989AnEF,
  title={An empirical formula for gas switch breakdown delay},
  author={Thomas Henri Martin},
  journal={7th Pulsed Power Conference},
  year={1989},
  pages={73-79}
}
An empirical scaling relationship between the mean electric field and the breakdown time has been found. Many divergent sets of data were used from breakdown experiments on power lines, laser-triggered switches, trigatrons, e-beam triggered gaps, sharp point electrode to plane gaps, and uniform field gaps. This relationship builds on the Felsenthal and Proud data/sup 1/ and extends their breakdown time delay (formative time) data by three orders of magnitude and into the region of interest for… CONTINUE READING

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