Electron Scattering and Dielectric Breakdown in Liquid and Solid Dielectrics

  • H. R. Zeller
  • E. Cartier
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 193)


We describe an experiment which yields data on the momentum loss and energy loss rate of hot electrons. Experiments on solid and liquid long-chain paraffins show a mobility edge a few tenths of an eV wide in the liquid, and no significant differences between solid and liquid for Ekin≧ 0.5eV.


Impact Ionization Acoustic Phonon Dielectric Breakdown Breakdown Field Kinetic Energy Distribution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Zeller
    • 1
  • E. Cartier
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown Boveri Research CenterBadenSwitzerland

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