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Electrical Characterization of Gas Discharges in Relation with their Properties Using a Numerical Treatment

  • M. Petit
  • N. Jidenko
  • A. Goldman
  • M. Goldman
  • E. Odic
  • J. P. Borra

Abstract

The applications of gaseous dielectrics are lying on their physical, chemical and electrical properties and on these properties couplings. This justifies the search for appropriate and accurate diagnostics on these properties. A good knowledge of the currents displayed across gaseous dielectrics is of prime interest to understand and master the behavior of the equipment using them: this will be true for the control of gasinsulated (SF6, SF6-N2) high voltage equipment, as well as for the optimization of plasma reactors devoted to plasma chemistry applications. In fact, in all cases, when such systems are energized with continuously applied voltages (dc, ac or others), they do not only deliver impulsive currents (partial discharges pulses only taken into account by many people managing with gas-insulated equipment or streamers pulses, only taken into account by various people concerned with plasma chemistry applications), but also nonimpulsive currents (glow discharge currents) which in all cases (i) consume energy, (ii) have chemical effects, harmful in the case of gas-insulated equipment1 and useful in the case of plasma reactors2, (iii) have heating effects to be avoided in the case of gasinsulated equipment3,4 and useful or not in the case of plasma chemistry applications.

Keywords

Dielectric Barrier Discharge Partial Discharge Negative Pulse Positive Pulse Impulsive Current 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Petit
    • 1
  • N. Jidenko
    • 2
  • A. Goldman
    • 2
  • M. Goldman
    • 2
  • E. Odic
    • 1
  • J. P. Borra
    • 2
  1. 1.Service Electrotechnique et Electronique IndustrielleSUPELECGif sur YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas (Université Paris-Sud / CNRS) Equipe DEESUPELECFrance

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