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electrical discharge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electrical discharge a discharge of electricity
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Usage

In literature:

Immediately after the discharge of the apparatus, no trace of electricity was found upon its knob.
"Faraday As A Discoverer" by John Tyndall
The pungent odour of ozone from the electric discharge filled the room.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
It could not make the electrical current to discharge the deadly dynamite.
"The Moving Picture Boys at Panama" by Victor Appleton
A silent discharge of electricity was then passed.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
Ardan instantly touched the discharging key of the little electric battery.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
We do it by discharging electricity into it.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
The electric spark, the arc, the electric discharge in a vacuum tube, and the flame are the means usually employed.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
By the electric spark discharged in dry oxygen as much as 15 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
He then sent an electric discharge through, and got very remarkable results.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
I'm picking up a lot of industrial electrical discharge, but nothing nuclear.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Brion was diving even as the electrical discharges still crackled in the air.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The St. Elmo's fire is a very weak electric discharge.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
If electricity could be secured, accumulated, and discharged, what might not follow as the results of further experiments?
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Brion was diving even as the electrical discharges still crackled in the air.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Their pain was like an electric discharge.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
Franklin had proven that there is electricity in the atmosphere, and that lightning is an electric discharge.
"The Story of Great Inventions" by Elmer Ellsworth Burns
The boys could hear the electric discharge snap and crackle against the sides of the buildings.
"'As Gold in the Furnace'" by John E. Copus
This is of the character of an electric discharge.
"Morals and the Evolution of Man" by Max Simon Nordau
The amount of destruction of life and property by lightning, or rather electrical discharges, has been very great throughout the world.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
The bad air has been cleared and made life-supporting by the electric discharge.
"Meteorology" by J. G. M'Pherson
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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:

These sectors are electrically separated on one side of the GEMs to limit the stored charge to avoid damaging the GEMs in case of a discharge.
Beam Test with a GridGEM TPC Prototype Module
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 strong plasma outflows from the sun can induce large electrical discharges in the Earths ionosphere.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Often, the molecules of interest have low vapour pressure, and need to be formed by laser ablation or electric discharge techniques.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
In the ideal condit ions in which the well is uncasing and it has been emptied by the electric pump, we start to obtain the discharge due exclusively to the aquifer.
A new approach to the step-drawdown test
Fredrickson, A. R., Holeman, E. G., and Mullen, E. G., Characteristics of Spontaneous Electrical Discharges of Various Insulators in Space Radiation, IEEE Trans.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
This is very characteristic of each electrical avalanche discharges in Nature. It proves well the theory of the author that LB’s with high energy get their energy from outside, from normal lightnings.
New Revelation of Lightning Ball Observation and Proposal for a Nuclear Reactor Fusion Experiment
The build-up process of an overcritical electric field is ended in a sudden discharge by the quantum process leading to the formation of e+ e− pairs.42,49 When it comes to the detailed description of such a phenomenon, the necessity of broadening our current knowledge to new theoretical fields appears to be necessary.
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
It is also possible for multipactor discharges to occur on ceramic surfaces with surface charge providing a static field. It should be noted that this type of discharge is not resonant and does not require the presence of an r.f. electric field.
RF power generation
This mechanical excitation results in an oscillating shuttle between two facing gates, which provide the electric field and allow charging and discharging of the shuttle, when de flected toward the respective gate .
Periodic Field Emission from an Isolated Nano-Scale Electron Island
When using a plasma focus device (PF) (this is how an electric discharge is called), a non-stationary bunch of a dense high-temperature (as a rule, deuterium) plasma is obtained (this bunch is also called "plasma focus").
Method of Forming Stable States of Dense High-Temperfature Plasma
We study how the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in protoplanetary disks is affected by the electric discharge caused by the electric field in the resistive MHD.
Interdependence of Electric Discharge and The Magnetorotational Instability in Protoplanetary Disks
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