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ECE 695A Lecture 29R: Review Questions

By Muhammad Alam

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Review Questions:

  1. Mention a few differences between thick and thin oxide breakdown.
  2. Is breakdown in thick oxides contact dominated? Can I use AHI theory here?
  3. How does the Paschen’s cascade initiate?
  4. What does it mean to have a fractal dimension of 1.7 for 2D breakdown? Why does the number suggest spatial correlation ?
  5. What is a color center? How does color center help us visualize breakdown in polymers?
  6. Explain physically the origin of the minimum breakdown voltage for gas dielectric?
  7. Is gas dielectric breakdown reversible? What about solid dielectric BD?

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