Electrical arc's e-field

ok, so I've got an arc between two electrodes. What is the direction of the electrical field if there is an electrical field?

it's probably more appropriate to put this in the homework sections. ( since this problem seems purely theoretical and i don't see how you could be dealing with this in real life)

i don't really know, but my guess it away from the arc, since it may be a bunch of electrons moving through air. however, it's probably not so simple since the air turns into plasma.

vk6kro
Electrons in an arc follow the direction of an electric field.

The electric field is between the two electrodes.

Electrons in an arc follow the direction of an electric field.

The electric field is between the two electrodes.

just out of curiosity, would the arc itself generate a field?

vk6kro