The Role of Interfacial Microstructure in ZnO Varistor Materials
The influence of sintering parameters (e. g. time and cooling rate) on the inter granular microstructure of a ZnO varistor material has been investigated and related to leakage currents. It is considered that the three dimensional network ofBi-rich phases which exists at multiple grain junctions provides an alternative conduction path through the material. This path becomes important at voltages below the break down.
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