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High-Speed Imaging and Radiative Energy Measurements of a High-Current Pulsed Arc in Air

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4 Author(s)
H. Rabat ; GREMI, UMR6606 CNRS/Université d'Orléans, , Orléans Cedex 2, France ; D. Hong ; J. -M. Bauchire ; G. Riquel

A high-current pulsed arc struck between a 100-mm electrode gap in open air was experimentally studied by time-resolved imaging. The arc was created by a discharge current with an amplitude of 10 kA and a duration of about 10 ms. A high-speed camera was used to investigate the dynamic behavior of the arc. The images extracted from the video show in particular strong interaction between the anode and cathode jets.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 11 )