[TCML] RE: Spontaneous streamer breakouts
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Mon Jul 28 10:52:16 MDT 2008
It's not clear what you mean by spontaneous breakouts. Do you mean streamers that terminate to the air, rather than a specific solid target?
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> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> Behalf Of Stephen J. Hobley
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 11:47 AM
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> Subject: [TCML] Spontaneous streamer breakouts
> Can someone explain what causes spontaneous streamer breakouts please?
> We had to "tease" the sparks out of the toroid on Saturday night using our
> discharge wand.
> What factors make the spontaneous breakouts occur, and where are they trying to
> get to?
> (Mentally I'm picturing the equivalent of condensation nuclei - like in my beer glass)
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