Dynamics of the thermal instability evolution in dielectric breakdown

M. D. Noskov, A. A. Cheglokov, A. V. Shapovalov

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    A mathematical model of the dynamics of temperature, electric field strength, and charge density in thermal dielectric breakdown is examined. The characteristics of the evolution of a thermal instability initiated by a local temperature disturbance are studied by numerical modeling. The conditions of initiation and growth of an electrothermal structure resulting in the formation of a highly conductive channel and shunting of the dielectrics current are identified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number342394
    Pages (from-to)48-54
    Number of pages7
    JournalRussian Physics Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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