Accession Number : AD0440213


Title :   HIG; VOLTAGE AND HIGH PRESSURE DISCHARGES,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY


Personal Author(s) : Loeb, Leonard B


Report Date : Jan 1944


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The difference between a Townsend-like breakdown threshold and sparking threshold is carefully defined with the sparking mechanism the primary subject. Presented are the excellent contributions on the statistics and development of avalanches relative to Townsend breakdown and streamer formatio from Raether's laboratory; the results of photomultiplier and Nasser's and Waidmann's Lichtenberg figure techniques in streamer breakdown in the author's laboratory; Tamura's recent contribution on photoionizing radiations in point corona; Hermstein's discovery of negative ion glow corona acting as a spark inhibitor; and Miyoshi's recent complet studies on the negative point corona breakdown in air. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACE(ROOM) , SPACE CHARGE , ELECTRICAL CORONA , CHARGED PARTICLES , STATISTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE