ok, so I've got an arc between two electrodes. What is the direction of the electrical field if there is an electrical field?
vk6kro said:Electrons in an arc follow the direction of an electric field.
The electric field is between the two electrodes.
An electrical arc is a phenomenon where an electric current flows through an air gap or other non-conductive medium, creating a bright and visible discharge.
An electrical arc is created when the voltage between two conductors is high enough to ionize the surrounding air, allowing the electric current to flow through it.
The e-field, or electric field, in an electrical arc is the force that drives the electric current through the air. It is created by the difference in voltage between the two conductors.
The e-field plays a crucial role in the formation and behavior of an electrical arc. It determines the strength and direction of the electric current, as well as the shape and intensity of the arc.
Electrical arcs have many practical applications, including in welding, cutting, and lighting. They are also used in high-voltage circuit breakers and in some types of scientific research.