Behavior of a High Current Vacuum Arc between Hollow Cylindrical Electrodes in a Radial Magnetic Field

@article{Boxman1980BehaviorOA,
  title={Behavior of a High Current Vacuum Arc between Hollow Cylindrical Electrodes in a Radial Magnetic Field},
  author={Raymond L. Boxman and Eli Gerby and Samuel Goldsmith},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={8},
  pages={308-313}
}
Experimental observations were conducted on the behavior of a high current vacuum arc on cylindrical electrodes in a radial magnetic field. The arc was sustained between the ends of two cylindrical Cu electrodes, 54-mm diam and 1.5-mm wall thickness separated by 5 mm. Arc current pulses with peak values in the range 4-15 kA with a half amplitude full width (HAFW) duration of 8 ms were investigated with radial magnetic fields proportional to the instantaneous current with proportionality… CONTINUE READING

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