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Title: Unipolar arc simulation device

Abstract

We describe a simple laboratory device for establishing a vacuum arc plasma discharge that can serve to simulate a unipolar arc. The technique makes use of a triggered vacuum arc plasma gun to generate a plasma plume that in turn causes breakdown of a secondary discharge. The device is in fact a secondary vacuum arc discharge that is triggered by a primary vacuum arc discharge, with some of the features of the secondary plasma discharge having similarities with a unipolar arc configuration. Here we describe the experimental setup and outline how the device can be used for some areas of unipolar arc materials research. [copyright] [ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.]

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6265252
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6265252
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70:9; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; PLASMA GUNS; PLASMA SHEATH; PLASMA SIMULATION; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; SIMULATION 700350* -- Plasma Production, Heating, Current Drive, & Interactions-- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Wang, S.G., and Brown, I.G. Unipolar arc simulation device. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.1149963.
Wang, S.G., & Brown, I.G. Unipolar arc simulation device. United States. doi:10.1063/1.1149963.
Wang, S.G., and Brown, I.G. Wed . "Unipolar arc simulation device". United States. doi:10.1063/1.1149963.
@article{osti_6265252,
title = {Unipolar arc simulation device},
author = {Wang, S.G. and Brown, I.G.},
abstractNote = {We describe a simple laboratory device for establishing a vacuum arc plasma discharge that can serve to simulate a unipolar arc. The technique makes use of a triggered vacuum arc plasma gun to generate a plasma plume that in turn causes breakdown of a secondary discharge. The device is in fact a secondary vacuum arc discharge that is triggered by a primary vacuum arc discharge, with some of the features of the secondary plasma discharge having similarities with a unipolar arc configuration. Here we describe the experimental setup and outline how the device can be used for some areas of unipolar arc materials research. [copyright] [ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.]},
doi = {10.1063/1.1149963},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
issn = {0034-6748},
number = ,
volume = 70:9,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}