TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF SURFACE FLASHOVER VOLTAGE OF POLYETHYLENE IN VACUUM.

Yoshimichi Ohki, K. Yahagi

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    Abstract

    The surface flashover voltage over cylindrical spacers made of polyethylene in vacuum under impulse voltage application decreases monotonically with increasing temperature of the sample surface. This temperature dependence may be explained well by the mechanism that electrons injected from a cathode-insulator-vacuum junction bombard the sample surface to cause desorption of adsorbed gases and vaporization of sample material, thereby triggering surface flashover.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3695-3696
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Volume46
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1975 Aug

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