The effect of different type of crosslinks on electrical properties in crosslinked polyethylene
Paper in proceedings, 2010

In this study LDPE has been crosslinked below and above Tm with the use of different techniques. Two of the materials were crosslinked with dicumyl peroxide (DCP), and one material was crosslinked with silane crosslinking, where silane groups are converted to silanol that form crosslinks via a condensation reaction in the presence of a catalyst. A major difference between the crosslinking methods is that peroxide crosslinking takes place in the melt, whereas silane crosslinking take place in the solid state. It has been found that degree of crosslinking and morphology is of importance for a number of electrical degradation properties, i.e. water treeing and electrical treeing.

polyethylene

water treeing

electrical treeing

crosslinking

Author

Susanne Nilsson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Thomas Hjertberg

Borealis AB

Annika Smedberg

Borealis AB

10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), 2010

5568237

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

DOI

10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568237

ISBN

978-1-4244-7945-0

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