DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWN


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DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWN
DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWNAs discussed in the introduction to this monograph, a typical interconnect consists of conductors and the insulators that separate them. While most of the "activity" takes place inside the conductors, one can never overlook the insulators since they provide the mechanical infrastructure as well as the necessary separation between conductors, without whom short circuits would prevail.Everyone who had witnessed a thunderstorm must be familiar with the dielectric breakdown phenomenon. The accumulation of charge in cumulonimbus clouds creates strong electric fields. The electrostatic discharge that neutralizes these fields is the familiar lightning and thunder phenomenon, which is caused by a dielectric breakdown of the insulating air. In principle, th…
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Hwaiyu Geng, CMfgE, PE: Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, Second Edition. DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWN, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018 2005), AccessEngineering Export