Accession Number:

ADA634400

Title:

Dielectric Modification of Repetition Rate Tested Polycarbonate Perfluorocarbon Capacitors the G. H. Mauldin Memorial Report

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

On December 2, 1986, G. Howard Mauldin, better known to many of us as Howie, passed away. Howie was the programmatic and spiritual leader of the perfluorocarbon impregnated capacitor technology. His work at Sandia National laboratories in the capacitor area spanned some 38 years. This paper is a status report of the technology and memorial to a gentle man who quietly carried a flag. It appears the operational life of a perfluorocarbon impregnated-amorphous character of the polycarbonate PC dielectric material. X-ray diffraction studies and thermomechanical analysis TMA of the material at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, have known new information. Gas studies of the impregnate solution have yield new answers also. We will also discuss the dynamics of both the equivalent series resistance ESR and the equivalent dynamic capacitance of an in situ device as observed during testing at the test facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE