The capture and identification of particles in a vacuum gap

Hurley R.E. and Parnell T.M. (1968) The capture and identification of particles in a vacuum gap. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 1 4: 473-477. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/1/4/309

Author Hurley R.E.
Parnell T.M.
Title The capture and identification of particles in a vacuum gap
Journal name Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3727
Publication date 1968-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/0022-3727/1/4/309
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 473
End page 477
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 3101 Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Abstract Microphotography of electrode surfaces in an uncontaminated vacuum system has revealed that particles from 3 to 40 μm in diameter are removed from stainless steel, aluminium and phosphor-bronze electrodes on application of electric fields significantly below the breakdown stress. A few of these particles have been captured on Mylar film and subjected to x-ray microanalysis. The results showed that neither electrode material nor particles of polishing material were removed at the voltages used. The composition of the captured material suggests that only dust particles were being transferred across the gap, and it is believed that such particles may be instrumental in causing the sporadic or freak breakdowns sometimes observed at relatively low field strengths.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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