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B Breakdown Potential

  1. Mar 28, 2016 #1
    I want to know, for a given parallel plates capacitor, the breakdown potential equals to
    Vmax=Emax × d or Vmax=Emax/d
    Where d is the distance between the plates of the capacitor
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2016 #2

    cnh1995

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    Since E=dV/dx..
     
  4. Mar 28, 2016 #3

    berkeman

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    In addition to cnh1995's answer, you can use dimensional analysis to help you remember the answer. Just remember that the units of Electric Field are Volts per meter. :smile:
     
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