High Voltage Breakdown Study. Handbook of Vacuum Insulation
ION PHYSICS CORP BURLINGTON MA
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The Handbook on Vacuum Insulation discusses the factors influencing breakdown in high voltage vacuum devices. The data on the factors, interactions and theories on vacuum breakdown are interpreted and presented in a manner so as to be useful in the design of microwave and modulator tubes that must operate at voltages greater than 100 kV. The handbook is intended both as an introduction to, and realistic appraisal of, the use of vacuum as the insulating medium for high voltage and high power tubes. As such, it contains general discussions and recommendations pertaining to factors, levels, combinations and interactions of same, preparation, conditioning and operating procedures, etc., without, however, going into engineering and manufacturing details, discussion of which are best given in individual tube handbooks. The handbook first describes briefly the experimental program. This is followed by an introduction to the basic phenomena of vacuum insulation and a short review of the major theories of vacuum breakdown.
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