From "whiskers" to "dust" - the critical role of dedicated diagnostic techniques in promoting paradigm shift

R.V. Latham

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Abstract

The development of theoretical models to explain complex physical processes is an essential part of the scientific method. However, such models must always be the subject of on-going scrutiny and experimental evaluation, and it is in this context that purpose-designed diagnostic techniques play a critical role. This paper presents an historical account of how this process has been crucial in the evolution of our understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms that control the behaviour of the high voltage vacuum gap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 24th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8365-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Event24th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum - Braunschweig, Germany
Duration: 30 Aug 20103 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference24th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum
Abbreviated titleISDEIV 2010
CountryGermany
CityBraunschweig
Period30/08/103/09/10

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