Surface charge measurement using an electrostatic probe

George C Crichton, Iain Wilson McAllister

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    During the 1960s, the first measurements of charge on dielectric surfaces using simple electrostatic probes were reported. However it is only within the last 10 years that a proper understanding of the probe response has been developed. This situation arose as a consequence of the earlier studies adopting a purely circuit theory approach in an attempt to solve a quite complex field problem. A field problem of this nature can only be addressed correctly through a field theoretical approach. Such an approach is discussed in the present paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSurface Phenomena Affecting Insulator Performance
    Issue number98/235
    Pages (from-to)7/1-7/4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventIEE Collquium on Surface Phenomena Affecting Insulator Performance - London
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …


    ConferenceIEE Collquium on Surface Phenomena Affecting Insulator Performance
    Period01/01/1998 → …

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