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Title: Overview spectra and axial distribution of spectral line intensities in a high-current vacuum arc with CuCr electrodes

Spectroscopic investigations of free-burning vacuum arcs in diffuse mode with CuCr electrodes are presented. The experimental conditions of the investigated arc correspond to the typical system for vacuum circuit breakers. Spectra of six species Cu I, Cu II, Cu III, Cr I, Cr II, and Cr III have been analyzed in the wavelength range 350–810 nm. The axial intensity distributions were found to be strongly dependent on the ionization stage of radiating species. Emission distributions of Cr II and Cu II can be distinguished as well as the distributions of Cr III and Cu III. Information on the axial distribution was used to identify the spectra and for identification of overlapping spectral lines. The overview spectra and some spectral windows recorded with high resolution are presented. Analysis of axial distributions of emitted light, which originates from different ionization states, is presented and discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V., Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 2, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492714
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CIRCUIT BREAKERS; CURRENTS; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRODES; EMISSION; IONIZATION; RESOLUTION; SPECTRA; VISIBLE RADIATION; WAVELENGTHS