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Title: Smaller insulators handle higher voltage

Researcher at Lawrence Livermore have designed the Ultra High Gradient Insulator, a device that can reliably withstand electrical voltages four times greater than before. The Ultra-HGI is designed with alternating layers which divide voltages so finely that the chances of failure are small, and when they do occur, they are confined to a very small portion of the insulator.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
560605
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Science and Technology Review; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; LAYERS; PERFORMANCE; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRICAL INSULATORS; THICKNESS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT