High-gradient insulators

J. R. Harris, R. M. Anaya, D. Blackfield, Y. J. Chen, S. Falabella, S. Hawkins, C. Holmes, A. C. Paul, S. Sampayan, D. M. Sanders, L. Wang, J. A. Watson, George J Caporaso, M. Krogh

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Abstract

High voltage systems operated in vacuum require insulating materials to maintain spacing between conductors held at different potentials. Traditional vacuum insulators consist of a single material, often machined with a 45° angle to suppress surface flashover. However, insulating structures composed of alternating layers of dielectric and metal can also be built, and have been experimentally shown to have higher breakdown voltages than conventional insulators. These "high-gradient insulators" allow closer spacing of components in vacuum, and therefore; have application to a wide range of high-voltage vacuum systems where compact size is important. This paper describes ongoing simulations and experimental work on these structures, as well as the theoretical understanding driving this research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop) - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 18 2006

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Other2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/14/065/18/06

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    Harris, J. R., Anaya, R. M., Blackfield, D., Chen, Y. J., Falabella, S., Hawkins, S., Holmes, C., Paul, A. C., Sampayan, S., Sanders, D. M., Wang, L., Watson, J. A., Caporaso, G. J., & Krogh, M. (2006). High-gradient insulators. In Conference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop (pp. 55-60). [4216133] https://doi.org/10.1109/MODSYM.2006.365181