Electrode conditioning mechanism based on pre-breakdown current under non-uniform electric field in vacuum

@article{Okubo2008ElectrodeCM,
  title={Electrode conditioning mechanism based on pre-breakdown current under non-uniform electric field in vacuum},
  author={Hitoshi Okubo and Tomihisa Yasuoka and Taiki Kato and Kimihiko Kato},
  journal={2008 23rd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={13-16}
}
Electrode conditioning in vacuum is very important technique for improvement of the insulation performance of vacuum circuit breakers (VCBs). This paper discusses the spark conditioning mechanism through the measurement and analysis of the pre-breakdown current under non-uniform field. From F-N plots, we made sure that the pre-breakdown current was based on… CONTINUE READING