Accession Number:

ADA045588

Title:

Breakdown of Insulators: Literature Search,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CORP BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-11

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The irradiation of dielectric coated metal surfaces by incident magnetospheric fluxes generates problems related to the charging, breakdown and discharging of the dielectric insulator. The overall search objective is to locate and organize reference materials that address significant aspects of the problem. The study divides into ten somewhat independent subjects. Emphasis is placed on the readily available literature during the period up to and including 1961. The experimental measurements during this period were conducted under idealized conditions to achieve reproductibility. That is, the breakdown E field is externally generated and surface breakdown and premature breakdown through voids are suppressed. To unify material, certain basic references concerned with solid state, transport and kinetic theory are cited where appropriate. A few references investigating recent breakdown theory are cited and briefly discussed. The bulk of the theoretical breakdown references and all of the experimental references that are cited in this report are for the time period prior to 1961. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE