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Investigation into the formation of charge packets in polyethylene: experiment and simulation

Investigation into the formation of charge packets in polyethylene: experiment and simulation
Investigation into the formation of charge packets in polyethylene: experiment and simulation
The phenomenon of charge packet has been reported in polymeric insulation materials under the application of dc electric fields in recent decades. It is noted that such charge packets could lead to substantial modification of local electric stress, which increases the possibility of failure of insulating materials. The physics of charge packets has not yet been revealed clearly. In this paper, the dynamics of positive charge packets in polyethylene is observed using the pulsed electro-acoustic technique. Negative differential mobility of positive charge carrier is found, which is believed to be crucial to the formation of charge packets. This negative differential mobility is introduced into a bipolar charge transport model to simulate the packet-like space charge in polymers. Simulation results show that not only the negative differential mobility but also weaker trapping characteristic are required to generate a positive charge packet in polyethylene under dc stress believed to be crucial to the formation of charge packets. This negative differential mobility is introduced into a bipolar charge transport model to simulate the packet-like space charge in polymers. Simulation results show that not only the negative differential mobility but also weaker trapping characteristic are required to generate a positive charge packet in polyethylene under dc stress.
0021-8979
034116-[6pp]
Zhao, J.
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Chen, G.
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Lewin, P.L.
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Zhao, J.
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Chen, G.
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Lewin, P.L.
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Zhao, J., Chen, G. and Lewin, P.L. (2012) Investigation into the formation of charge packets in polyethylene: experiment and simulation. Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (3), 034116-[6pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.4745897).

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The phenomenon of charge packet has been reported in polymeric insulation materials under the application of dc electric fields in recent decades. It is noted that such charge packets could lead to substantial modification of local electric stress, which increases the possibility of failure of insulating materials. The physics of charge packets has not yet been revealed clearly. In this paper, the dynamics of positive charge packets in polyethylene is observed using the pulsed electro-acoustic technique. Negative differential mobility of positive charge carrier is found, which is believed to be crucial to the formation of charge packets. This negative differential mobility is introduced into a bipolar charge transport model to simulate the packet-like space charge in polymers. Simulation results show that not only the negative differential mobility but also weaker trapping characteristic are required to generate a positive charge packet in polyethylene under dc stress believed to be crucial to the formation of charge packets. This negative differential mobility is introduced into a bipolar charge transport model to simulate the packet-like space charge in polymers. Simulation results show that not only the negative differential mobility but also weaker trapping characteristic are required to generate a positive charge packet in polyethylene under dc stress.

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Published date: 1 August 2012
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342069
ISSN: 0021-8979
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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2012 16:22
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