The barrier effect in three-layer solid dielectrics in quasi-uniform electric field

D. P. Agoris, I. Vitellas, O. S. Gefle, S. M. Lebedev, Yu P. Pokholkov

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In this paper, the experimental results of the study of the behaviour of three-layer solid dielectrics in high electric field are presented. The breakdown voltage and the breakdown channel forms depend on factors such as the position of the boundaries between layers in the gap, the ratio of permittivities of layer materials, and the homogeneity of barrier materials. It was found that polarization plays the main role in the barrier effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3485-3491
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2001


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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