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The breakdown strength and localised structure of polystyrene as a function of nanosilica fill-fraction

The breakdown strength and localised structure of polystyrene as a function of nanosilica fill-fraction
The breakdown strength and localised structure of polystyrene as a function of nanosilica fill-fraction
In this work the amorphous matrix of polystyrene provides a homogenous basis into which nanosilica particles are added. Composites are made with four different types of nanosilica particles which are subsequently compared. The DC breakdown strength of the resulting nanocomposite materials is measured as a function of filler fraction with loadings between 0 and 10 %. One advantage of using a polystyrene matrix for this study is its compatibility with permanganic etching. This technique is used to remove part of the polystyrene matrix and render the configuration of the nanofiller particles within the composite amenable to examination by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The simple sample preparation protocol employed here resulted in significant nanofiller agglomeration and the DC breakdown strength was found to decrease with increasing filler fraction.
978-1-4673-4459-3
863-866
Praeger, M.
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Vaughan, A.S.
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Swingler, S.G.
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Vaughan, A.S.
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Praeger, M., Vaughan, A.S. and Swingler, S.G. (2013) The breakdown strength and localised structure of polystyrene as a function of nanosilica fill-fraction. IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Bologna, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. pp. 863-866 .

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In this work the amorphous matrix of polystyrene provides a homogenous basis into which nanosilica particles are added. Composites are made with four different types of nanosilica particles which are subsequently compared. The DC breakdown strength of the resulting nanocomposite materials is measured as a function of filler fraction with loadings between 0 and 10 %. One advantage of using a polystyrene matrix for this study is its compatibility with permanganic etching. This technique is used to remove part of the polystyrene matrix and render the configuration of the nanofiller particles within the composite amenable to examination by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The simple sample preparation protocol employed here resulted in significant nanofiller agglomeration and the DC breakdown strength was found to decrease with increasing filler fraction.

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Published date: 30 June 2013
Venue - Dates: IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Bologna, Italy, 2013-06-30 - 2013-07-04
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 354644
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354644
ISBN: 978-1-4673-4459-3
PURE UUID: cb2f561c-aa47-4153-bb0a-8045be552f5f
ORCID for M. Praeger: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5814-6155
ORCID for A.S. Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X

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Date deposited: 16 Jul 2013 11:38
Last modified: 13 Aug 2020 01:38

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Author: M. Praeger ORCID iD
Author: A.S. Vaughan ORCID iD
Author: S.G. Swingler

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