Simple theoretical estimation of the dielectric strength of gases

Nathalie Meurice, Eric Sandré, Antoine Aslanides, Daniel P. Vercauteren

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Understanding how a gas is able to strongly insulate electric devices is certainly of great importance to the electrical engineering community. More precisely, modeling how a dielectric gas stops an electric current requires to understand what makes a gas a good dielectric, or in other words, what makes a gas presenting a high dielectric strength (DS). In this paper, we show how to easily estimate the DS of a gas by calculating its ability to absorb light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)946-948
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Dielectric strength estimation
  • Integrated optical absorption
  • Theoretical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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