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Influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in LDPE

Influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in LDPE
Influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in LDPE
Polymeric materials have been widely used as insulation in power industry due to their excellent electrical properties. However, these properties deteriorate in time irreversibly when the material is subjected to electric stress. Although space charge is believed to play an important role in ac ageing, exact mechanisms are poorly understood due to very limited experimental data. In the present work efforts have been made to investigate the influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in low-density polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE films with 200mm were aged at 50 kV/mm at 50 Hz for various times at ambient temperature. Space charge dynamics in the samples prior to and after ageing were monitored using the pulsed electroacoustic (PEA) technique under dc electric stress. The results indicate that there is a significant amount of homocharge accumulation in the unaged sample due to charge injection. These injected charges are the captured by the deep traps originated from the interface between crystalline and amorphous regions in LDPE. Ageing under ac condition does not necessarily lead to an increase in amount of charge in the bulk but leads to an increase in mobility of charge carriers. Chemical analysis by infrared spectroscope (FTIR) reveals there are chemical changes taken place in the bulk of the material after ac ageing. It is believed that the chemical changes introduce shallow traps which promote the movement of charge carriers in the bulk. Consequently, the injected charges spread across the sample.
ac ageing, space charge, low-density polyethylene
90-77017-79-8
CD-ROM
Chen, G
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Fu, M
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Liu, X Z
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Chen, G
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Fu, M
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Liu, X Z
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Chen, G, Fu, M and Liu, X Z (2003) Influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in LDPE. 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Netherlands. 25 - 29 Aug 2003. CD-ROM .

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Abstract

Polymeric materials have been widely used as insulation in power industry due to their excellent electrical properties. However, these properties deteriorate in time irreversibly when the material is subjected to electric stress. Although space charge is believed to play an important role in ac ageing, exact mechanisms are poorly understood due to very limited experimental data. In the present work efforts have been made to investigate the influence of ac ageing on space charge dynamics in low-density polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE films with 200mm were aged at 50 kV/mm at 50 Hz for various times at ambient temperature. Space charge dynamics in the samples prior to and after ageing were monitored using the pulsed electroacoustic (PEA) technique under dc electric stress. The results indicate that there is a significant amount of homocharge accumulation in the unaged sample due to charge injection. These injected charges are the captured by the deep traps originated from the interface between crystalline and amorphous regions in LDPE. Ageing under ac condition does not necessarily lead to an increase in amount of charge in the bulk but leads to an increase in mobility of charge carriers. Chemical analysis by infrared spectroscope (FTIR) reveals there are chemical changes taken place in the bulk of the material after ac ageing. It is believed that the chemical changes introduce shallow traps which promote the movement of charge carriers in the bulk. Consequently, the injected charges spread across the sample.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 25 - 29, 2003
Venue - Dates: 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Netherlands, 2003-08-25 - 2003-08-29
Keywords: ac ageing, space charge, low-density polyethylene
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 261703
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261703
ISBN: 90-77017-79-8
PURE UUID: f2364f5f-be6c-491a-a406-15d862c0135b

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Date deposited: 19 Dec 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:59

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