Space Charges as Pre-breakdown Phenomena in Solid Dielectrics: A Concise Approach and Some Critical Comments

  • 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: space charges, breakdown strength, polymers, interfaces, pre-breakdown phenomena

Abstract

This short review deals with some aspects of space charges in solid dielectrics, and in particular in polymeric materials. The relationship between space charges and pre-breakdown events is discussed and the importance of space charges for the breakdown of solid dielectrics is emphasized.

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