3rd International Workshop on Mechanisms of Vacuum Arcs (MeVArc 2012)

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday, October 01, 2012
The workshop was a wonderful success!  All collected talks and posters can be found at the CERN presentation archive.
3rd International Workshop on Mechanisms of Vacuum Arcs (MeVArc 2012)
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:00 PM - Thursday, October 04, 2012 (Mountain Time)

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
United States

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Vacuum arcs are a concern in essentially every vacuum electronic device.  Sometimes they form the basis for device operation, but all too often they are the primary failure mode.  They are often described as high voltage breakdown (HVB) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) as well.  The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scientists and engineers to discuss the latest improvements in our understanding of vacuum arcs, including their initiation and evolution.

Specific topics include:
  • High electric field gradient devices (e.g., accelerators)
  • Effect of electrode material processing
  • Material/electrode damage characterization
  • Primary mechanisms for discharge
  • Diagnostic methods for interrogating breakdown, surface structure, plasma constituents, etc.
  • Modeling and simulation
We welcome new areas of investigation in addition to the above.  The multidisciplinary nature of vacuum arcs and vacuum devices provides a rich environment for finding physics of shared interest from multiple sources.

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    Ellen Anderson

    Matthew Hopkins

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