breakdown voltage


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breakdown voltage

[′brāk‚dau̇n ‚vȯl·tij]
(electricity)
The voltage measured at a specified current in the electrical breakdown region of a semiconductor diode. Also known as Zener voltage.
The voltage at which an electrical breakdown occurs in a dielectric.
The voltage at which an electrical breakdown occurs in a gas. Also known as breakdown potential; sparking potential; sparking voltage.

breakdown voltage

The voltage at which an electrical insulation ruptures, thereby destroying its insulating value and permitting current flow.
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The maximum breakdown voltage and its time of occurrence were then found from averaging 20 data points before the breakdown event.
The development of the RESURF structure reduced the width of the edge termination structure by 30% while increasing breakdown voltage by 14% compared to the 3rd generation IGBT.
High breakdown voltage is a most important advantage for SiC VJFET as compared with Si and SiC MOSFET.
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Breakdown voltage plays an important role in the final properties of the coating and depends on the nature of the anodized metal, electrolyte composition, and electrolyte resistivity according to the empirical equation16:
These record breaking results show that indium phosphide circuits can be used for very high speed and high breakdown voltage circuit applications where traditional silicon circuits do not yet have the performance," said Dr.
Production testing of diodes involves a qualification step to determine the polarity of the diode under test, followed by measurements of forward voltage, reverse breakdown voltage and leakage current (see Figure 2).
Because ground faults are initiated only after a minimum breakdown voltage is applied across a weakened area, the ohmmeter procedure is limited because it relies on low voltage which is often not high enough to initiate the current track of the ground fault.
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However, this same feature is also responsible for deterioration mechanisms, as crystals grow under voltage, and especially at voltages that are close to the breakdown voltage of the electrolyte.
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