Arc Physics pp 98-148 | Cite as

General Theory of the Arc Plasma

  • Max F. Hoyaux
Part of the Applied Physics and Engineering book series (APPLIED PHYS, volume 8)


In the preceding pages, we have put considerable emphasis on the fact that the theory of the uniform, cylindrical, indefinite positive column benefits from a number of lucky circumstances which considerably simplify the equations. Such circumstances exist both for the high-pressure arc and for the low-pressure one. In this respect the two theories are closely linked together despite their basic differences.


Drift Velocity Positive Column Ambipolar Diffusion Simplify Energy Balance Negative Charge Carrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max F. Hoyaux
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Westinghouse Electric CorporationPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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