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Open-air electron tube

So, I know that vacuum tubes only work because they're, well, a vacuum, and gas-filled tubes have a hysteretic effect relating to gas ionization. My question, however, is this: Would an open-air '...
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Are tubes used for high voltage/high power h-bridge circuits?

If so, when working with a load that involves voltages > 1kV and power levels well into the kilowatt range, which type of tube would be more useful: Triodes or Thyratrons? I saw a similar question ...
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Replacement for tube-based trigger switch (Thyratron) in high-voltage supply

A now-deleted question asked whether it's possible to replace the trigger in a specific application (laser supply, source here): and other things. For me, it boils down to a single, less ...