Temperature Dependence of the Intrinsic Electric Strength of Polythene

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THE temperature dependence of the intrinsic electric strength is important in determining the mechanism of intrinsic dielectric breakdown, which is still not fully understood. This dependence has been measured over the temperature range 20°–85° C with a new type of specimen developed by McKeown1.

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    McKeown, J. J., in Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng. Conf. Dielectric and Insulating Materials, London, 1964 (to be published).

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    Artbauer, J., and Griač, J., in Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng. Conf. Dielectric and Insulating Materials, London, 1964 (to be published).

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LAWSON, W. Temperature Dependence of the Intrinsic Electric Strength of Polythene. Nature 206, 1248–1249 (1965) doi:10.1038/2061248a0

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