KERR ELECTRO-OPTIC FIELD MAPPING MEASUREMENTS IN ETHYLENE GLYCOL/WATER MIXTURES AS A FUNCTION OF MIXTURE RATIO.

M. Zahn, Yoshimichi Ohki, H. Matsuzawa

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Abstract

Because of their high dielectric constant, low cost, and ease of handling and disposal, water and water/ethylene glycol mixtures are being actively investigated for use as the dielectric in pulse power capacitors, transmission lines, and switches. Ethylene glycol is used with water because it maintains high permittivity with a large resistivity and also allows low-temperature operation without freezing; thus, it can be efficiently used with long pulses and/or a high repetition rate. Recent charge injection analysis, terminal voltage-current measurements, and Kerr electrooptic field mapping measurements have shown significant space charge effects on the electric field distribution. Relevant experimental results are reported. The fundamentals of the Kerr effect are discussed, along with the magnitude and the sign of the Kerr constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Annual Report
PublisherIEEE
Pages297-306
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Zahn, M., Ohki, Y., & Matsuzawa, H. (1984). KERR ELECTRO-OPTIC FIELD MAPPING MEASUREMENTS IN ETHYLENE GLYCOL/WATER MIXTURES AS A FUNCTION OF MIXTURE RATIO. In Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Annual Report (pp. 297-306). IEEE.