Some Factors Affecting the Breakdown Strength of Solid Dielectrics: A Short Review

  • M. Danikas Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • G. E. Vardakis Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • R. Sarathi Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chennai, India
Keywords: solid dielectrics, solid insulation, breakdown strength, crystallinity, amorphous regions, temperature, interfaces, mechanical stressing

Abstract

This paper refers to some factors affecting the breakdown strength of solid insulating materials. Solid insulating materials play a most important role in the high voltage industry. Factors, such as area effect, crystallinity, impregnation with liquids, temperature, the role of interfaces and mechanical stressing, are investigated and commented upon.

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