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The dielectric effect of xylene on an organoclay-containing composite

The dielectric effect of xylene on an organoclay-containing composite
The dielectric effect of xylene on an organoclay-containing composite
The influence of a non-polar solvent, xylene, on the electrical properties of a composite system containing polypropylene, copolymer ethylene/(vinyl acetate) and an organoclay has been considered since the synthesis of composites often involves a solvent. Although in isolation neither the organoclay nor the xylene has a marked effect on the dielectric response of the system, when combined synergistic effects can be seen. We interpret this in terms of solvent-mediated relaxation of amphiphilic compatibiliser moieties introduced into the organoclay to aid processability. These local relaxation processes appear to adversely affect the breakdown strength of the system, which is recoverable upon the removal of xylene from the system.
Composite insulation, Dielectric Loss, Dielectric Breakdown
1070-9878
890-897
Shaw, Allison, Vivienne
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Andritsch, Thomas
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Shaw, Allison, Vivienne, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2019) The dielectric effect of xylene on an organoclay-containing composite. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 26 (3), 890-897. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2019.007854).

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The influence of a non-polar solvent, xylene, on the electrical properties of a composite system containing polypropylene, copolymer ethylene/(vinyl acetate) and an organoclay has been considered since the synthesis of composites often involves a solvent. Although in isolation neither the organoclay nor the xylene has a marked effect on the dielectric response of the system, when combined synergistic effects can be seen. We interpret this in terms of solvent-mediated relaxation of amphiphilic compatibiliser moieties introduced into the organoclay to aid processability. These local relaxation processes appear to adversely affect the breakdown strength of the system, which is recoverable upon the removal of xylene from the system.

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Submitted date: 12 October 2018
Accepted/In Press date: 14 January 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 May 2019
Published date: 1 June 2019
Keywords: Composite insulation, Dielectric Loss, Dielectric Breakdown

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Local EPrints ID: 425352
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425352
ISSN: 1070-9878
PURE UUID: 7fa4de89-ad91-4608-9824-d88b7f1ddb10
ORCID for Allison, Vivienne Shaw: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9726-312X
ORCID for Alun Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X
ORCID for Thomas Andritsch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3462-022X

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Date deposited: 15 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:52

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Author: Allison, Vivienne Shaw ORCID iD
Author: Alun Vaughan ORCID iD
Author: Thomas Andritsch ORCID iD

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