Characteristics of high gradient insulators for accelerator and high power flow applications

J. M. Elizondo, M. L. Krogh, D. Smith, D. Stoltz, S. N. Wright, S. E. Sampayan, George J Caporaso, D. M. Sanders, R. D. Stoddard, D. O. Trimble

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Abstract

The high gradient insulator has been demonstrated to operate at levels comparable or better than special geometry or coated insulators. Some patented insulator configurations allow for sophisticated accelerator structures, high power flow interfaces, and microwave applications not previously possible. Sophisticated manufacturing techniques available at AlliedSignal FM&T made this development possible. Bipolar and high power flow applications are specially suited for present insulator designs. The insulator shows a beneficial effect when used under RF fields or RF structures. These insulators can be designed, to a first approximation, from simple electron flight path equations. With a recently developed model of surface flashover physics we completed a set of design calculations that include effects such as layer density and dielectric/metal thickness. Experimental data, obtained in the last few years of development, is presented and reviewed. Several insulator fabrication characteristics, indicating critical design parameters, are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
EditorsG. Cooperstein, I. Vitkovitsky
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages1021-1026
Number of pages6
Volume2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1997Jul 2 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period6/29/977/2/97

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Elizondo, J. M., Krogh, M. L., Smith, D., Stoltz, D., Wright, S. N., Sampayan, S. E., Caporaso, G. J., Sanders, D. M., Stoddard, R. D., & Trimble, D. O. (1997). Characteristics of high gradient insulators for accelerator and high power flow applications. In G. Cooperstein, & I. Vitkovitsky (Eds.), Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1021-1026). IEEE.