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Space Charge in LLDPE Loaded with Nanoparticles

Space Charge in LLDPE Loaded with Nanoparticles
Space Charge in LLDPE Loaded with Nanoparticles
Fillers are widely used in insulation systems to achieve specific electrical, mechanical and thermal properties. Recently, polymer nanocomposites have attracted significant attention as a means of improving their performance and widening their utility. To better use the nanocomposites, a thorough understanding of interaction between nanoparticles and their matrix is important. The interaction can be studied by various methods. In the present study we focus our attention on space charge dynamics of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) loaded with nanometric size aluminium oxide (alumina) under dc electric fields. To obtain a good dispersion of nano fillers in LLDPE, a Brabender mixer has been utilised. Four types of LLDPE nanocomposite films were prepared with concentrations of alumina of 0, 1, 5 and 10 wt% for space charge measurements. They were electrically stressed at three electric field levels of 10, 50 and 100 kV/mm and space charge dynamics during stressing period and decay after the removal of the applied electric field were observed. The results show that space charge dynamics in nanocomposites are dependent on both content of filler and the applied electric field. Generally, the amount of space charge in the sample with 1% of alumina is less while there is a significant change in characteristics in the sample loaded with 5% alumina or more. In particular, the electrical performance in the sample with 10% alumina deteriorates, indicating there is an optimal load of alumina.
Space charge, nanocomposite, linear low density polyethylene, electrical performance, polymeric insulation
1-4244-1481-4
275-278
Chen, G
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Zhang, C
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Steven, G
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Chen, G
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Zhang, C
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Steven, G
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Chen, G, Zhang, C and Steven, G (2007) Space Charge in LLDPE Loaded with Nanoparticles. Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2007. pp. 275-278 .

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Abstract

Fillers are widely used in insulation systems to achieve specific electrical, mechanical and thermal properties. Recently, polymer nanocomposites have attracted significant attention as a means of improving their performance and widening their utility. To better use the nanocomposites, a thorough understanding of interaction between nanoparticles and their matrix is important. The interaction can be studied by various methods. In the present study we focus our attention on space charge dynamics of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) loaded with nanometric size aluminium oxide (alumina) under dc electric fields. To obtain a good dispersion of nano fillers in LLDPE, a Brabender mixer has been utilised. Four types of LLDPE nanocomposite films were prepared with concentrations of alumina of 0, 1, 5 and 10 wt% for space charge measurements. They were electrically stressed at three electric field levels of 10, 50 and 100 kV/mm and space charge dynamics during stressing period and decay after the removal of the applied electric field were observed. The results show that space charge dynamics in nanocomposites are dependent on both content of filler and the applied electric field. Generally, the amount of space charge in the sample with 1% of alumina is less while there is a significant change in characteristics in the sample loaded with 5% alumina or more. In particular, the electrical performance in the sample with 10% alumina deteriorates, indicating there is an optimal load of alumina.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 14 - 17, 2007
Venue - Dates: Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada, 2007-10-14 - 2007-10-17
Keywords: Space charge, nanocomposite, linear low density polyethylene, electrical performance, polymeric insulation
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 264707
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264707
ISBN: 1-4244-1481-4
PURE UUID: ae2367ca-9abc-4c41-8985-b876526f28c5

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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2007
Last modified: 09 Dec 2019 20:12

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Author: G Chen
Author: C Zhang
Author: G Steven

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