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An Experimental Test of the Streamer Breakdown Criterion

MC Cavenor

Australian Journal of Physics 23(6) 953 - 956
Published: 1970


The filamentary spark channel, resulting from the electrical breakdown of a gas, generally forms in one of two ways. At voltages close to the minimum breakdown potential the spark channel has been shown to develop from the constriction of the diffuse glow discharge formed from the superposition of many generations of electron avalanches (Cavenor and Meyer 1969).

© CSIRO 1970

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