© 2016

Gas Discharge and Gas Insulation


Part of the Energy and Environment Research in China book series (EERC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dengming Xiao
    Pages 1-17
  3. Dengming Xiao
    Pages 19-45
  4. Dengming Xiao
    Pages 47-88
  5. Dengming Xiao
    Pages 149-194
  6. Dengming Xiao
    Pages 311-359
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-362

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of research on environmentally friendly insulating gases, in response to the urgent calls for developing alternatives to SF6 due to the increasing awareness of the threat it poses as a greenhouse gas. It covers gas dielectrics, SF6 and its mixtures, and potential alternative gases, providing fundamental information on gas discharge and gas insulation and especially focusing on the development of new environmentally friendly insulating gases over the last decade. The book begins by describing the insulating and arcing characteristics of SF6, followed by an introduction to the gas dielectrics performance of SF6 gas mixtures with buffer gases. The latest findings on new environmentally friendly insulating gases are described in detail, and suggestions for practical application are also provided. Graduate students and teachers involved in high-voltage and insulation engineering can use the book as teaching material. Researchers working in plasma science, laser action and related applied physics fields can also benefit from the book’s analytical approach and detailed data; engineers from the fields of electric power operation systems and electrical manufacturing will find it a valuable reference work for solving practical problems.


Gas Discharge Gas Insulation Leader Discharge Mechanism Monte Carlo Simulation SF6 Alternatives SF6(Sulfur Hexafluoride) Streamer Discharge Mechanism Sulfur Hexafluoride Townsend Discharge

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gas Discharge and Gas Insulation
  • Authors Dengming Xiao
  • Series Title Energy and Environment Research in China
  • Series Abbreviated Title Energy and Environment Research in China
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-48040-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51469-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-48041-0
  • Series ISSN 2197-0238
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-0246
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai, China
  • Topics Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks
    Plasma Physics
    Applied and Technical Physics
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