Definitions for "Dielectric Breakdown"
Any change in the properties of a dielectric that causes it to become conductive; normally a catastrophic failure of an insulation because of excessive voltage.
Voltage at which an electrical failure or insulation breakthrough occurs.
The reversible breakdown of bi-lipid layer membranes as a result of the application of a DC electroporation pulse. A sufficiently high field strength may increase the membrane potential past a critical point leading to the breakdown of the membrane.