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Pressure Dependence of Breakdown Times in Low Pressure Gas

  • Stephen William Rowe

Abstract

One of the remaining and long standing dilemma facing the Vacuum Circuit Breaker, (VCB) designer is the occurrence of the infamous, ”Late Breakdown”.

Keywords

Glow Discharge Breakdown Voltage Electrode Spacing Breakdown Time Breakdown Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen William Rowe
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  1. 1.Schneider ElectricCentre de Recherche A3Grenoble cedex 09France

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