DC characterization of high gradient multilayer insulators

J. A. Watson, George J Caporaso, S. E. Sampayan, D. M. Sanders, M. L. Krogh

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We have developed a novel insulator concept that involves the use of alternating layers of conductors and insulators with periods less than 1 mm. We have demonstrated that these structures perform 2 to 5 times better than conventional insulators in long pulse, short pulse, and alternating polarity applications. We present new testing results showing exceptional behavior at DC, with gradients in excess of 110kV/cm in vacuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005


Other2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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