High speed imaging of plasmas in low voltage systems

McBride, J.W. (1997) High speed imaging of plasmas in low voltage systems. In, IEE Colloquium on Measurement and Plasmas (Digest No: 1997/088). IEE Colloquium on Measurement and Plasmas USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1-3.


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There are a number of situations where arc discharges occur in low voltage systems, for example the open and closing of contacts in switchgear. There are still many questions to be answered in the understanding of these phenomena. One particular application is in the short circuit operation of a miniature current limiting circuit breaker. In this application an arc discharge occurring between opening contacts is forced rapidly into splitter plates. To investigate the underlying physical phenomena a very high speed imaging system has been designed and developed.

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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21122
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25 February 1997Published
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:39
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21122

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