(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A cavity can only store 1J of EM energy as it reaches dielectric breakdown at 3kV/mm. What dielectric strength would a new gas filling the cavity have if the energy stored was to be 4J.

2. Relevant equations

U=[tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex](epsilon)E^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

I would use the above equation to find the E field that would result in 4J of energy stored. Can anyone tell me if this is the correct approach to answering this question?

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# Energy Stored leading to Dielectric breakdown

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