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Re: Add to Tesla disscusion!
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
Breakdown in a vacuum is a somewhat complex phenomenon, dominated by
electron emission from the electrodes, and doesn't really have a "kV/cm"
breakdown strength. Some of the basic work was done by Coolidge, when he
was making high vacuum x-ray tubes, and, in fact, nobody's done much better
in terms of breakdown voltage.
For a technical review of this, try the August 1973 issue of IEEE
Proceedings, "Vacuum Arcs and Switching" by G.A. Farrall, pages 1113 through
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: Add to Tesla disscusion!
> Original poster: "Richard Raynault by way of Terry Fritz
> Does any one know the dielectric strength of vacuum?
> Richard Raynault