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The Technology of High Voltage Vacuum Devices and Systems
The past decade has witnessed dramatic growth in the diversity and complexity of device applications where vacuum is required to support either high voltages or high electric fields. This is particularly true in thespace industry, specifically for the development of space-based pulse power systems.
This book presents an overview of the technological advances that have occurred since the publication of the Editors earlier book High Voltage Vacuum Insulation: The Physical Basis. In this latest book, contributions from internationally recognized professionals and researchers in the field provide expanded treatment of the practical aspects of the subject. High Voltage Vacuum Insulation: Basic Concepts and Technological Practice provides a modern working manual for this specialized technology that is generic to a wide range of applications. The format makes the text suitable for use as a basis for special topic lecture courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
R.V. Latham, Introduction. Part I-Basic Concepts: The Pure Vacuum Gap: R.V. Latham, The Operational Characteristics of Practical HV Gaps. R.V. Latham, Diagnostic Studies of Prebreakdown Electron Pin-Holes. N.S. Xu, The Physical Origin of Prebreakdown Electron Pin-Holes. N.S. Xu and R.V. Latham, Electron Emission Based Breakdown Mechanisms. R.V. Latham, The Point-Plane Field Emitting Diode. R.V. Latham, Microparticle Phenomena. The Bridged Vacuum Gap: H.C. Miller, High Voltage Performance Characteristics of Solid Insulators in Vacuum. G. Blaise and C. Le Gressus, Charge Trapping-Detrapping Processes and Related Breakdown Phenomena. Part II-TechnologicalPractice: A. Maitland, Pulsed Power. A.J. Durand and A.M. Schroff, High Voltage Breakdown in the Electron Gun of Linear Microwave Tubes. H. Padamsee, RF Superconducting Accelerating Cavities. M.F. Rose, HV Insulation in Space-based Device Applications. B. Mazurek, High Voltage Vacuum Insulation at Cryogenic Temperatures. B. GA. Juttner, Vacuum Arc Initiation and Applications. Subject Index.