Electrical breakdown of solid dielectrics and rocks on the trailing edge of a voltage pulse

Yu I. Kuznetsov, V. F. Vazhov, M. Yu Zhurkov

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An analysis of modern notions of breakdown in condensed media opens up new possibilities for a decrease in the microsecond voltages for solid dielectric breakdown. Investigations of solid dielectric and rock breakdowns on the trailing edge of a voltage pulse in a sharply nonuniform field demonstrate that the pulse amplitude and the slope of the working voltage pulse edge can be decreased significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011



  • breakdown initiation
  • breakdown on the trailing pulse edge
  • dielectrics

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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