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High Energy Density Dielectrics for Symmetric Blumleins
Proceedings of the 2000 12th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 2000
  • Wayne Huebner, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Shi C. Zhang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
Multilayer, tape cast ceramics are being developed for use in large area, high voltage devices in order to achieve high specific energy densities (greater than 10 to the 6th power J/m cubed) and physical size reduction. In particular, symmetric Blumleins are desired with the following properties: High voltage hold off greater than or equal to 300 kV); High, nondispersive permittivity: approxiametly equal to 100 to 900; Ability to be fabricated into various shapes and sizes; Surface flashover inhibition at the edge; Ability to be triggered by surface flashover switching. The compositions being pursued are based on pure BaTiO3 dielectrics. Our approach is to add glass phase additions which result in not only near theoretical densities, but also allow for fabrication of more complex geometries through high temperature creep. Variations in the volume fraction and connectivity of the glassy phase allow for direct control of the permittivity as well as energy density. Structures up to 5" in diameter have been fabricated and pulse-tested at field strengths over 300 kV/cm. A strong dependence of breakdown strength and permittivity has been observed and correlated with microstructure and the glass composition. This paper presents the interactive effects of manipulation of these variables
Meeting Name
2000 12th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 2000
Department(s)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • 300 KV,
  • 5 In,
  • Barium Compounds,
  • Breakdown Strength,
  • Ceramics,
  • Connectivity,
  • Creep,
  • Dielectric Materials,
  • Electric Breakdown,
  • Energy Density,
  • Flashover,
  • Glass Phase Additions,
  • High-Temperature Creep,
  • Large-Area High-Voltage Device,
  • Microstructure,
  • Multilayer Tape Cast Ceramic,
  • Permittivity,
  • Pulsed Power Technology,
  • Surface Flashover Switching,
  • Symmetric Blumlein,
  • Voltage Hold-Off,
  • Volume Fraction
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Citation Information
Wayne Huebner and Shi C. Zhang. "High Energy Density Dielectrics for Symmetric Blumleins" Proceedings of the 2000 12th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 2000 (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne-huebner/22/