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Effect of aging with partial discharges on the remnant breakdown strength of polypropylene films with natural and synthetic nanofillers
Author(s): Md. Afzalur Rab; Rohitha Dhara; Prathap Basappa; Anil B. Poda
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Paper Abstract

Uniform dispersion of small amounts of nanofillers into Polypropylene (PP) base polymer have shown to improve the dielectric properties such as Partial Discharge (PD) resistance and breakdown strength (BDS). A comparative analyses of the effect of addition of natural and synthetic nanofillers on the PD characteristics and the BDS prior to and after aging with PD have been performed. Results indicate that addition of both type of fillers significantly reduce maximum PD magnitude (Qmax). The Weibull characteristic BDS magnitudes were observed to improve with addition of nanofillers.

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Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9172, Nanostructured Thin Films VII, 917214 (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062095
Show Author Affiliations
Md. Afzalur Rab, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Rohitha Dhara, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Prathap Basappa, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Anil B. Poda, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9172:
Nanostructured Thin Films VII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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