Surface Flashover Voltage of Spacers in Vacuum at Cryogenic Temperatures

  • C. H. de Tourreil
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 22)


An electrical insulator in low-temperature equipment is stressed not only by the electrical field but also by mechanical forces, partly due to thermal gradients. At cryogenic temperatures some electrical properties, such as the dielectric losses, may be expected to improve. However, some mechanical properties of the dielectrics may deteriorate and in turn affect their electrical performance.


Breakdown Voltage Voltage Level Cryogenic Temperature Cryogenic Liquid Direct Voltage 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. de Tourreil
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  1. 1.Hydro-Québec Institute of ResearchVarennesCanada

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