self-healing dielectric breakdown

self-healing dielectric breakdown

[¦self ¦hēl·iŋ ‚dī·ə¦lek·trik ′brāk‚dau̇n]
(electronics)
A dielectric breakdown in which the breakdown process itself causes the material to become insulating again.
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