American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Insulating Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Alumina Nanocomposites

Si-Jiao Wang, Jun-Wei Zha, Yun-Hui Wu, Hong-DA Yan and Zhi-Min Dang

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.405.409

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 3

Pages 405-409

Abstract

High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable has become an important factor in the development of HVDC transmission. However, there are still difficulties such as space charge distribution in the development of HVDC cables. In this study, Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposites filled with nano alumina (nano-Al2O3) particles with or without modification were prepared by employing melting blend method. The results show that the modified nano-Al2O3 particles with vinyl silane coupling can be homogeneously dispersed in LDPE matrix. Space charge of the LDPE nanocomposites was tested by Pulsed Electro-Acoustic (PEA) method. The PEA spectrum indicated that decay charge effect of the LDPE/Al2O3 nanocomposites is better than that of neat LDPE. The space charge accumulated in the nanocomposites can be effectively decayed. The J-V curves show the nano-Al2O3 decrease the carrier mobility. The excellent insulation properties of the LDPE nanocomposites were attributed to the better interfacial adhesion between the surface-treated nano-Al2O3 particles and the matrix.

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© 2015 Si-Jiao Wang, Jun-Wei Zha, Yun-Hui Wu, Hong-DA Yan and Zhi-Min Dang. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.