Streamers and transition to breakdown

E.H.R. Gaxiola, J.M. Wetzer

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In this paper processes preceding breakdown are described; the so-called prebreakdown phenomena. It deals with a time-resolved optical and electrical study of the avalanche and streamer formation in atmospheric nitrogen and dry air. With the results from experiments and two-dimensional model simulations the formation of avalanches and streamers, and the dominant processes involved are illustrated and discussed. A fast experimental setup is used to measure the discharge current and the optical discharge activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (Volume 3), 23-27 Auguste 1999, London, UK
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event11th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH 1999) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 199927 Aug 1999
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH 1999)
Abbreviated titleISH 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Other11th International Symposium on High-Voltage Engineering (ISH 99), London, UK, 23-27 August 1999


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