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Polyethylene Nanocomposites for Power Cable Insulations

Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL), Roseggerstrasse 12, Leoben 8700, Austria
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electrotechnical Material Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
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Polymers 2019, 11(1), 24;
Received: 17 October 2018 / Revised: 2 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 24 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticle-Reinforced Polymers)
This review represents a comprehensive study of nanocomposites for power cables insulations based on thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene congeners like LDPE, HDPE and XLPE, which is complemented by original results. Particular focus lies on the structure-property relationships of nanocomposites and the materials’ design with the corresponding electrical properties. The critical factors, which contribute to the degradation or improvement of the electrical performance of such cable insulations, are discussed in detail; in particular, properties such as electrical conductivity, relative permittivity, dielectric losses, partial discharges, space charge, electrical and water tree resistance behavior and electric breakdown of such nanocomposites based on thermoplastic polymers are described and referred to the composites’ structures. This review is motivated by the fact that the development of polymer nanocomposites for power cables insulation is based on understanding more closely the aging mechanisms and the behavior of nanocomposites under operating stresses. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermoplastic nanocomposite; polyethylene; power cable insulation; electrical property; structure-property relationship thermoplastic nanocomposite; polyethylene; power cable insulation; electrical property; structure-property relationship
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Pleşa, I.; Noţingher, P.V.; Stancu, C.; Wiesbrock, F.; Schlögl, S. Polyethylene Nanocomposites for Power Cable Insulations. Polymers 2019, 11, 24.

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Pleşa I, Noţingher PV, Stancu C, Wiesbrock F, Schlögl S. Polyethylene Nanocomposites for Power Cable Insulations. Polymers. 2019; 11(1):24.

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Pleşa, Ilona, Petru V. Noţingher, Cristina Stancu, Frank Wiesbrock, and Sandra Schlögl. 2019. "Polyethylene Nanocomposites for Power Cable Insulations" Polymers 11, no. 1: 24.

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