Scheduled System Maintenance:
On Monday, April 27th, IEEE Xplore will undergo scheduled maintenance from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (17:00 - 19:00 UTC). No interruption in service is anticipated.
By Topic

Proposed theory for streamer-to-leader-transition in non-uniform field air gaps subjected to positive switching-impulses

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Zahraee, H.H. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Isfahan Univ. of Technol., Iran

On the basis of a recent experimental investigation and an improved knowledge of physical processes in leader discharges, a theory is presented to permit estimation of the field required for streamer-to-leader transition at different humidities. It is clearly shown that electron-impact ionization is the main parameter for leader formation. Two predictions are made: the electric field necessary for leader formation is considerably lower than the field necessary for the first corona streamer formation (i.e., ~30 kV/cm). Secondly, this field decreases with increasing humidity

Published in:

Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, 1993., Conference Record of the 1993 IEEE

Date of Conference:

2-8 Oct 1993