arc converter

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arc converter

[′ärk kən‚vər·dər]
(electronics)
A form of oscillator using an electric arc as the generator of alternating or pulsating current.
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During his lifetime, Pedersen published a large number of scientific articles, mainly on the theory of the Poulsen Arc and on the generation and transmission of radio waves.