electric discharge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electric discharge electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
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Usage

In literature:

And as the disintegration of the atom carries an electrical discharge, man had learned to control this energy.
"Omega, the Man" by Lowell Howard Morrow
The river had a curious greenish tint, closely resembling the light produced by an electric discharge.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
The union of nitrogen and oxygen, however, probably takes place only at very high temperatures, such as are formed during electric discharges.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The shock, going through her, was like a violent electric discharge.
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Again there sounded the two thumps of the electrical discharge.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Electric-charge weapons sent crackling discharges among them.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The magnitude of the electric force at different parts of the discharge is represented in fig.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 8" by Various
In general, the action upon gases appears to be similar to that of the silent electric discharge.
"A Brief Account of Radio-activity" by Francis Preston Venable
The time mirror is merely a special glass which has been subjected to a terrific electrical discharge, then silvered.
"The Time Mirror" by Clark South
Trees, and all vegetables, confessedly discharge electricity, and such discharges move the leaves, when very active.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
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In news:

ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINES (EDM), RAM TYPE (SINKERS Also See CNC Section, EDMs) Gromax #P26-50, 50 Amp, 23.6"x11.8" Table, ball screws, Newall E70-M 3 Axis DRO, 2009.
St Elmo's fire is a brushlike or treelike electrical discharge around an object in the atmosphere, often accompanied by a bluish glow and a hissing, crackling noise.
Another phrase for " intuitive graphical interface" would be "easy-to-figure-out pictures shown on the control screen," and that's exactly what most distinguishes this new family of ram (sinker) electrical discharge machines.
Electrical discharge machining (EDM) has been utilized and accepted as a standard method of machining practice today.
In low humidity conditions the static electricity on a radome surface can build up resulting in spark discharging causing radio interference over a wide band of frequencies.
During a seizure, brain cells keep firing instead of discharging electrical energy in a controlled manner.
Electric Discharge Machining Coming To Connecticut Center For Advanced Technology.
Appraisers, Machinery & Equipment Automatic Screw Machines , Swiss Type CNC Machinery Electrical Discharge Machines Ram/Wire Fabricating Machinery Grinders Lathes, CNC Machining Centers, CNC.
The Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Howard County lost electricity for 12 hours, forcing it to discharge approximately 24 million gallons of wastewater into the Chesapeake Bay.
In many difficult hole making applications, the best way (and often the only way) to form internal threads is with electrical discharge machining.
I am writing this column while in the middle of the 1999 Electrical Discharge Machining Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.
When properly clamped to the ground, the static discharge reel dissipates static electrical build-up, reducing the chances of sparking and the potential for explosions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Thursday announced that it will offer two new training courses for recently discharged veterans next year that will provide a career path into the energy industry through the utility's PowerPathway™ program.
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In science:

The extremely high accelerating gradient entails the presence of electric field strengths on the inner surfaces of the structures in excess of 200 MV/m which causes field emission and even discharges, so-called RF breakdown.
Effects of RF breakdown on the beam in a CLIC prototype accelerator structure
Turing structures have also been seen in electrical gas discharge systems .
Effect of randomness and anisotropy on Turing patterns in reaction-diffusion systems
If the other invariant c2B 2 − E 2 is negative, then it will be possible to transform into a frame where there is a pure electric field which will instantly discharge; if it is positive, there will exist frames with a pure magnetostatic field, where nothing will happen.
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
This is a simple model for dielectric breakdown, where the stochastic growth of an electric discharge penetrating a material is nonlinearly enhanced by the local electric field.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
The phenomena of electric field reversal in glow discharges is discussed.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
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