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Transition from Metallic to Gaseous Phase for Ag Break Arc in Low Air Pressure
Atsuo TAKAHASHI Nagayuki TAKASHIMA Kiyoshi YOSHIDA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)
Publication Date: 1987/11/25
Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue: Papers from 1987 National Conference on Semicondutor Devices and Materials IEICE)
Category: Electromechanical Components
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Experimental studies were made of the transition from metallic to gaseous phase in Ag break arc in low air pressure (50-760 Torr). In the current range, in which the break arc burns only within the metallic phase, metallic phase duration is found to decrease with decreasing the air pressure.