Breakdown performance statistics of a nanoparticle composite system

Dave Sanders, Ed Cook, Rick Anaya, Lisa Wang, Steve Sampayan, George J Caporaso, Kirk Slenes, Jeff Jacquin, Rafael De La Fuente

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Abstract

The Dielectric Wall Accelerator (DWA) is an approach for manufacturing particle accelerators that can be an order of magnitude more compact than conventional accelerators. To realize the associated high level of electric field gradient it is necessary to develop and characterize materials that can maintain electric fields in excess of 100 MV/m (=1MV/cm). This high value for the breakdown strength must be maintained for many thousands of pulses under conditions of voltage reversal. The present work reports the performance of a candidate composite material composed of high dielectric constant nanoparticles dispersed in an epoxy matrix loaded to achieve a dielectric constant = 10. The effect of peak voltage on number of pulses that can be sustained is given. In addition the effects of electrode gap spacing and charging rate are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
Pages1826-1830
Number of pages5
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 22 2007

Other

OtherPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period6/17/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Sanders, D., Cook, E., Anaya, R., Wang, L., Sampayan, S., Caporaso, G. J., Slenes, K., Jacquin, J., & De La Fuente, R. (2007). Breakdown performance statistics of a nanoparticle composite system. In PPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1826-1830). [4652546] https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652546