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Understanding Vacuum Arcs and Gradient Limits

  title={Understanding Vacuum Arcs and Gradient Limits},
  author={James H. Norem and Z. A. Insepov and Ahmed Hassanein},
Although a general model of vacuum arcs and gradient limits would be widely useful, roughly 120 years after the first good experimental data on these arcs, this important field continues to be unsettled. This problem is a limitation in a number of technologies and has applications in many fields. Large tokamaks are sensitive to arcing on the plasma facing components, linac costs depend on their maximum operating fields, power transmission efficiency depends on the voltage that can be maintained… 

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