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Lecture 9: Breakdown in Thick Dielectrics

By Muhammad A. Alam

Purdue University

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  • Breakdown in gas dielectric and Paschen’s law
  • Spatial and temporal dynamics during breakdown
  • Breakdown in bulk oxides: puzzle
  • Theory of pre-existing defects: Thin oxides
  • Theory of pre-existing defects: thick oxides
  • Conclusions

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  • Muhammad A. Alam (2010), "Lecture 9: Breakdown in Thick Dielectrics,"

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