Investigating the Influence of Plasma-Treated SiO2 Nanofillers on the Electrical Treeing Performance of Silicone-Rubber
AbstractThis study presents an investigation of electrical tree performance as well as the effect of filler concentration of silicone rubber (SiR) filled with atmospheric-pressure plasma-treated silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanofiller. Atmospheric-pressure plasma was used to treat the SiO2 nanofiller surfaces to enhance compatibility with SiR matrices. A fixed AC voltage of 10 kV, 50 Hz was applied to untreated, silane-treated, and plasma-treated nanocomposites with filler concentrations of 1, 3, and 5 wt % to investigate their electrical performance during electrical treeing. The result showed that plasma-treated SiO2 nanoparticles were uniformly well dispersed and formed strong covalent bonds with the molecules of the SiR polymer matrix. The plasma-treated nanocomposites were able to resist the electrical treeing better than the untreated or silane-treated nanocomposites. The increase in filler concentration enhanced the electrical tree performances of the nanocomposites. The result from this study reveals that the plasma-treated nanocomposites exhibited the best result in inhibiting the growth of electrical treeing compared to the existing surface treatment methods used in this study. View Full-Text
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Musa, F.N.; Bashir, N.; Ahmad, M.H.; Buntat, Z.; Piah, M.A.M. Investigating the Influence of Plasma-Treated SiO2 Nanofillers on the Electrical Treeing Performance of Silicone-Rubber. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 348.
Musa FN, Bashir N, Ahmad MH, Buntat Z, Piah MAM. Investigating the Influence of Plasma-Treated SiO2 Nanofillers on the Electrical Treeing Performance of Silicone-Rubber. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(11):348.Chicago/Turabian Style
Musa, Fatin N.; Bashir, Nouruddeen; Ahmad, Mohd H.; Buntat, Zolkafle; Piah, Mohamed A.M. 2016. "Investigating the Influence of Plasma-Treated SiO2 Nanofillers on the Electrical Treeing Performance of Silicone-Rubber." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 11: 348.
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