electrostatic stress

electrostatic stress

[i′lek·trə‚stad·ik ′stres]
(electricity)
An electrostatic field acting on an insulator, which produces polarization in the insulator and causes electrical breakdown if raised beyond a certain intensity.
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The physical meaning of boundary conditions, surface charge, and electrostatic stress in dielectrics are presented systematically and supported by example problems.

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