Experimental study on the onset of positive corona in atmospheric air

Iain Wilson McAllister, George C Crichton, E. Bregnsbo

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This paper reports the findings of a study into the gas physical processes which lead to the inception of the positive corona discharge in atmospheric air. A multiple avalanche process is observed to be a basic feature, and correlation with the works reported in the literature suggests that at corona onset the physical phenomena are independent of electrode radius of curvature rho in the range 0.04
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)6797-6805
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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