Fast dielectric volume breakdown in liquid nitrogen

A. Neuber, H. Krompholz, M. Haustein, J. Dickens

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Miniaturization of electrical components along with growing superconductor technology requires a better understanding of the phenomenology of breakdown in liquid nitrogen. It is known that the time delay between breakdown-onset and final impedance-limited arc current can occur within a few nanoseconds. For a temporal resolution down to several 100 ps, a discharge apparatus is built and tested that uses a cable discharge into a coaxial system with axial discharge, and a load line to simulate a matched terminating impedance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science - Banff, Alta., Canada
Duration: May 26 2002May 30 2002


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