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Course Title[Course Code]:Gas Discharge[EPM 617]

Faculty: Engineering, Shoubra
Department: Electrical Engineering
Program: High Voltage Engineering
Compulsory / Elective:Elective
Postgraduate(Master-Not Available)
Lecture:( 3 ) Practical / Clinical:( - ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Classical gas laws, Ionization and decay processes, Cathode Processes-secondary effects, Transition from non-self-sustained discharges to breakdown, The streamer or Kanal mechanism of spark, The sparking voltage-Paschen’s law, Penning Effect, The breakdown field strength, Breakdown in non-uniform fields, Effect of electron attachment on the breakdown criteria, Partial breakdown, corona discharges, Polarity effect – influence of space charge, Surge breakdown voltage-time lag.