Accession Number:

AD0680950

Title:

HIGH VOLTAGE BREAKDOWN STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 15, 16 May-15 Aug 1968

Corporate Author:

ION PHYSICS CORP BURLINGTON MA

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

The report describes the fifteenth quarter of a study of high voltage breakdown in vacuum. The study has particular relevance to problems encountered in the development of high power vacuum tubes. During the present period the first sixteen treatments and four repeat treatments of a 32 treatment experiment were completed. This five-factor, two-level, full-factorial experiment investigates the influence on vacuum breakdown of anode material, cathode material, anode size, anode shape and electrode treatment. At present the first half of this experiment is complete and since one factor anode shape was held constant during these treatments, the results can be analyzed as a four factor, full factorial experiment. The experimental results and a preliminary analysis are contained in this report. The effects of gas exposure and a transverse magnetic field were also studied by a technique of stacking. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE