the sudden, large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from complete failure of the medium under electrostatic stress.
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How to use disruptive discharge in a sentence
The fact, however, is, that disruptive discharge is favourable to itself.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1 | Michael Faraday
With potentials which we are able to obtain, even with a disruptive discharge coil, the speed must be quite insignificant.
Such a coil with adjustable primary and secondary will be found also convenient in experiments with the disruptive discharge.
I excite it by means of a disruptive discharge coil, and now it will light in the electrostatic field.
This was the first disruptive discharge coil constructed by him.
British Dictionary definitions for disruptive discharge
a sudden large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from failure of the medium to withstand an applied electric field
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