Rajasekaran, K and Naidu, MS (1991) Measurement of breakdown voltages and V-I characteristics of sodium, potassium; cadmium, and zinc vapors using coaxial cylindrical electrodes. In: Journal of Applied Physics, 70 (8). pp. 4159-4164.
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Experimental results of breakdown voltages and V-I characteristics measured for the first time using coaxial cylindrical electrodes over the pressure range 0.006-0.72 kPa in sodium, potassium, cadmium, and zinc vapors are reported. The breakdown voltages in all the vapors are found to obey Paschen’s Law. The breakdown voltages in cadmium and zinc are substantially higher than those in alkaline sodium and potassium, directly in relation to their ionization potentials. The investigations also reveal that the V-I characteristics are pressure dependent and do not exhibit any negative current growth.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)|
|Date Deposited:||14 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Nov 2010 11:11|
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