Prebreakdown Field Emission Current and Breakdown Mechanism of a Small Vacuum Gap

@article{Tsuruta1983PrebreakdownFE,
  title={Prebreakdown Field Emission Current and Breakdown Mechanism of a Small Vacuum Gap},
  author={Keiji Tsuruta},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Electrical Insulation},
  year={1983},
  volume={EI-18},
  pages={204-208}
}
  • Keiji Tsuruta
  • Published 1983 in IEEE Transactions on Electrical Insulation
Breakdown voltage and prebreakdown current between parallel plane copper electrodes in a vacuum were measured in the gap range from 0.002 to 0.2 mm using an impulse voltage of 550×5000 ¿s. Breakdown field strength, effective field enhancement factor, and field emission current just prior to breakdown were ascertained as a function of gap spacing. With a… CONTINUE READING