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On sample preparation and dielectric breakdown in nanostructured epoxy resins

On sample preparation and dielectric breakdown in nanostructured epoxy resins
On sample preparation and dielectric breakdown in nanostructured epoxy resins
There are many methods available to achieve a good dispersion of fillers within a polymeric matrix. This investigation considered several methods of dispersing three chosen fillers within an epoxy resin; the same processes were also performed on unfilled materials to investigate any effects they may have on the host material. For this investigation, the epoxy system (EP) was combined with sodium montmorillonite (MMT), micrometric silicon dioxide(SD) or nanometric silicon dioxide (NSD) as fillers. The effect of the different sample preparation routes on breakdown behaviour was then evaluated. While more thorough mixing protocols were found to lead to improved breakdown behaviour in the case of the various filled systems, surprisingly, an entirely equivalent form of behaviour was also seen in the unfilled epoxy. The influence of changes in sample geometry on the breakdown strength was established.
1742-6588
012009/1-012009/6
Reading, M
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Xu, Z
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Vaughan, A S
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Lewin, P L
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Reading, M
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Xu, Z
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Vaughan, A S
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Lewin, P L
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Reading, M, Xu, Z, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2011) On sample preparation and dielectric breakdown in nanostructured epoxy resins. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 310 (1), 012009/1-012009/6.

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Abstract

There are many methods available to achieve a good dispersion of fillers within a polymeric matrix. This investigation considered several methods of dispersing three chosen fillers within an epoxy resin; the same processes were also performed on unfilled materials to investigate any effects they may have on the host material. For this investigation, the epoxy system (EP) was combined with sodium montmorillonite (MMT), micrometric silicon dioxide(SD) or nanometric silicon dioxide (NSD) as fillers. The effect of the different sample preparation routes on breakdown behaviour was then evaluated. While more thorough mixing protocols were found to lead to improved breakdown behaviour in the case of the various filled systems, surprisingly, an entirely equivalent form of behaviour was also seen in the unfilled epoxy. The influence of changes in sample geometry on the breakdown strength was established.

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Published date: 12 August 2011
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 272979
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272979
ISSN: 1742-6588
PURE UUID: 3891d402-0640-4c9c-8d5d-167e8991927a
ORCID for A S Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2011 14:17
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:14

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