Laser Ablation of Polymeric Composites

Hosier, I L, Abd Rahman, M S, Westenbrink, E W and Vaughan, A S (2010) Laser Ablation of Polymeric Composites. In, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Potsdam, Germany, 04 - 09 Jul 2010. IEEE, 455-459.


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Degradation of polymeric insulation due to surface electrical discharge activity will become a more serious issue, as these materials find more widespread use. In order to improve their resistance to degradation, tests need to be performed under controlled conditions in order to rank different materials. Whilst electrical discharge activity can be simulated in the laboratory this is difficult to localize and characterize. An alternative is to use a laser to impart a known amount of energy at a known rate to a sample surface. In this investigation, the resistance of various material formulations to laser induced surface damage was tested and the materials ranked. The results are discussed in terms of the material composition and final application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 4 - 9 July 2010
ISBNs: 9781424474929
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 271364
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
4 July 2010Published
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 13:25
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:18
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