Charge accumulation in lossy dielectrics: a review

Jørgen Knøster Rasmussen, Iain Wilson McAllister, George C Crichton

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    At present, the phenomenon of charge accumulation in solid dielectrics is under intense experimental study. Using a field theoretical approach, we review the basis for charge accumulation in lossy dielectrics. Thereafter, this macroscopic approach is applied to planar geometries such that the material parameters which influence charge accumulation are clearly identified; viz. the conductivity, permittivity and dimensions of the insulating media. The two former parameters, together with the applied voltage, govern both the magnitude and polarity of the accumulated charge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNORD-IS 99, Nordic Insulation Symposium
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventNordic Insulation Symposium - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 14 Jun 199916 Jun 1999


    ConferenceNordic Insulation Symposium

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