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Electric Strength of Unsaturated Hydrocarbon Gases

Naturevolume 180pages703704 (1957) | Download Citation



PREVIOUS work1 has indicated that a larger number of gaseous hydrocarbons should be studied before a comprehensive theory of the influence of molecular structure on electric breakdown can be advanced.

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    Heylen, A. E. D., and Lewis, T. J., Brit. J. App. Phys., 7, 411 (1956).

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    Haylen, A. E. D., Ph.D. thesis, University of London (January 1957).

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    Crowe, R. W., and Devins, J. C., Annual Report, Conference on Eletrical Insulation, p. 4 (Washington: National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, 1953).

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    Devins, J. C., and Crowe, R. W., J. Chem. Phys., 25, 1053 (1956). Crowe, R. W., and Devins, J. C., Nature, 179, 976 (1957).

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    Wagner and Duncan, J. Chem. Phys., 21, 516 (1953).

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  1. Queen Mary College, Mile End Road, London, E.1.

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