Corona Discharge in Microwave Devices: A Comparison of Ionization Rate Models

Edén Sorolla, Michael Mattes

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Abstract

In this paper we compare the predicted Corona breakdown power threshold obtained by different ionization rate models for an infinite parallel-plate waveguide. We point out the lack of a unanimous model of the ionization rate for RF fields and study the differences in the current models.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrowave Review
Volume16
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)41-6
Number of pages6
ISSN1450-5835
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Microwave circuits and devices
  • Gaseous insulation, breakdown and discharges
  • Waveguides and microwave transmission lines
  • corona
  • ionisation
  • microwave devices
  • parallel plate waveguides
  • corona discharge
  • microwave device
  • ionization rate models
  • corona breakdown power threshold
  • infinite parallel-plate waveguide
  • RF fields

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