Dielectric properties of poly(ethyelene-co-butyl acrylate) filled with Alumina nanoparticles
2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
In this work dielectric properties of the poly(ethylene-co-butyl acrylate)filled with alumina nanoparticles are evaluated. These nanocomposite materialswere manufactured at the department of Fibre and Polymer Technology,KTH.This study is limited to the properties of general importance for the AC applications.The dielectric permittivity of the nanocomposite materials wasstudied as a function of filler size, filler content, coating, temperature and airhumidity used for conditioning of the samples. The ultimate goal with thisproject is to describe the influence of material composition, temperature andair humidity on the dielectric properties and model these dependencies.In this thesis the experimental setup for voltage endurance testing of thenanocomposites, namely studying applied voltage frequency dependence ofpartial discharges in electrical trees, with a possibility of following electricaltreeing optically, was developed and described.The dielectric spectroscopy measurements were performed on thoroughly driednanocomposites - so-called dry DS study. It was shown that the experimentaldata can be fitted with Havriliak-Negami approximation, which justifiesthe correctness of the measurement results. It has been shown that addingnanoparticles to the EBA matrix changes the low frequency dispersion significantlyfor the dried samples. It was also indicated that the particle coatingused has very low impact on the resulting permittivity of the thoroughly driedsamples. From the dry DS studies it was suggested that the main cause ofthe scattering in data between the dry samples is most likely the influenceof the material inhomogeneity and possibly the moisture absorption. Thisleads to a possibility of using dielectric spectroscopy as a tool for probing thedispersion of nanoparticles in the polymer matrix.The dielectric spectroscopy measurements were also carried out on the nanocompositesconditioned in the environments with different humidity levels of air inorder to study the influence of absorbed water on the dielectric permittivity- so-called wet DS study. From the wet study it was shown that for the wetsamples the amplitude of the loss peak is defined by the filler size, filler contentand coating used; while its position in frequency domain is determinedby the coating and the humidity level used for conditioning.
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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2011.
Trita-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2011:017
nanocomposites, poly(ethylene-co-butyl acrylate), EBA, alumina, dielectric permittivity, absorbed water, humidity, temperature, dielectric spectroscopy, partial discharge, electrical treeing
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31407ISBN: 978-91-7415-900-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31407DiVA: diva2:403629
2011-03-25, Seminarierummet, KTH, Teknikringen 33, Stockholm, 10:15 (English)
Mårtensson, Eva, Tekn. Dr.
Edin, Hans, Docent
QC 201103152011-03-152011-03-142011-03-15Bibliographically approved
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