Numerical and analytical results of a self-consistent anal- ysis of the voltage-current (V-I) characteristic of an electrical discharge are presented. The dependences of the critical current density for the onset of the arc and the peak voltage drop on the exponent n characterizing the dependence of conductivity on temperature are examined. They are found empirically to be proportional to [formula omitted] respectively.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics